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IPB World Peace Congress 2021 : Northeast Asia Workshop

IPB World Peace Congress

 

IPB World Peace Congress 2021

15-17 Oct 2021 

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IPB(International Peace Bureau) will host World Peace Congress 2021 in a hybrid form both in Barcelona and online from October 15-17! We look forward to diverse discussions around bringing a peace perspective into confronting the global challenges of our time.

 

Please see below for details.

Register to take part through the Website here

 

A session coordinated by People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) and Peace Boat on Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation will be held on the final day of the congress, October 17 and we warmly invite all of you to join.

 

Founded in 1891, IPB is the world’s oldest and largest international peace federation. IPB was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910 “for acting as a link between the peace societies of the various countries”. PSPD is a member of IPB 🙂

 

 

The main goal of the Second IPB World Congress is to provide a space for gathering and sharing experiences for all involved in international peace and justice movements. A place where we can foster synergies between organizations and individuals, and between interconnected social movements fighting for global justice: peace and disarmament advocates, feminist and LGBTQIA+ campaigners, ecologists and climate activists, antiracists and indigenous people, human rights defenders and trade unionists.

 

We want to promote the inclusion of a peace perspective within these movements, in order to better confront the global challenges of our time: climate change and environmental collapse, gender, racial and economic inequality, the Covid-19 pandemic, mass migrations, refugee crisis, humanitarian emergencies caused by war and repression, and more.

 

This Congress is an opportunity for diverse people, groups and causes to share strategies and to articulate alternatives together. A space to create and renovate tools and discourse, to mobilize citizens from all across the globe in favor of peace and disarmament. A place where we can (re) imagine our world, and take action for peace and justice. We invite you to join us at the Second World Peace Congress in Barcelona, organized by the International Peace Bureau.

 


IPB World Peace Congress 2021 workshop

Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation

 

17 Oct 2021 (Sun), Online

10:45-12:45 CEST / 17:45-19:45 Seoul&Tokyo /16:45-18:45 Beijing

 

Northeast Asia is one of the most militarized regions in the world. Competition between the US and China, both nuclear states, is creating yet more difficulties in peacebuilding in the region. The 70 year long Korean War and unstable armistice system on the Korean peninsula has fueled an arms race and nuclear proliferation in Northeast Asia. Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution is a significant pillar for regional and international peace mechanisms, but the Japanese administration continuously tries to revise it.

 

This workshop will raise awareness of the current situation surrounding Northeast Asia, bringing together activists from the region and beyond to explore ways to together create peace and cooperation amid the region’s complicated situation.

 

Objectives

  • to share the current situation and assessment on issues relating to Northeast Asian  peace and denuclearization
  • to share challenges and difficulties in building peace in Northeast Asia
  • to discuss the role of civil society, and how to strengthen this

 

Moderator

  • Meri Joyce International Coordinator, Peace Boat / Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), Tokyo

 

Speakers

  • Kawasaki Akira Executive Committee Member, Peace Boat / International Steering Group Member, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Tokyo
  • Lee Taeho Director of Center for Peace and Disarmament, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) / Standing Executive Committee Member of Korea Peace Appeal Campaign, Seoul
  • Kevin Martin President of Peace Action, Maryland
  • Wang Danning Fellow, The Charhar Institute, Beijing
  • Suh Jae-Jung Professor for Politics and International Relations at International Christian University
  • Korean National Peace Committee (KNPC) A Call for Peace from the DPRK (North Korea)

 

▶ For presentation file for Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Workshop see here

▶ For presentation file for Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Workshop (Sooyoung Hwang) see here

 

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