For a World without War – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Date(s) - 21/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
17:30 - 12:00

Humbolt Universität


Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear friends and colleagues,

This year’s International Day of Peace may be conducted in one of the most challenging times of the 21st century. We see the powers striving for the rise of old conflicts and rivalries, nationalisms as well as massive armament paired with growing injustices in the world. At the same time we see the further developing of peacebuilding, civil conflict resolution and a strengthening of the United Nations and other peaceful and democratic structures.

The IPB Youth Network and IPB are organising together with NatWiss a public event on the challenges to  peace, as well as a working meeting with several NGOs and stakeholders active in peace in the forthcoming of the organisation of a 2019 Peace Congress. We would like to ask you to register to either event at


Reiner Braun
Marie Cucurella
Lucas Wirl


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Public Event:

Challenges for Peace in the World

The objective of this public event is to highlight and analyze challenges for peace in the world, as well as discuss and strengthen alternatives and ways to create a positive living for future generations.

International Working Meeting

The IPBYN is offering a floor for open discussions, in the framework of topics close to the network (e.g. related to youth, peace and security) and to the organisation of the 2019 World Youth Congress on Peacebuilding.

Through a participatory process, the objective is to come up with meaningful and innovative ideas for each participant to use in their actions and work, and to  share with their networks.


Friday, 21 September 2018

Public Event: Challenges for Peace in the World

Venue: Humboldt University, Main Building

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Room: Hörsaal 1072


17:30                     Welcome and Introduction  by IPBYN and IPB

17:50                     Greetings by IPBYN South-America

Greetings by the German Society for the UN

18:10                     Climate and Conflict Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran,

University of Hamburg

18:35                     Insight on the Korean conflict

19:00                     Nuclear disarmament Anne Balzer,

ICAN Germany

19:25                     Break

19:45                     Insight on the Iran conflict Prof. em.

Dr. Mohssen Masserrat, University of Osnabrück

20:05                     Positive Approaches to Peace  Agata Stajer,

Youth Peace Ambassadors Network; Alive Peace

20:30                     Steps towards a peaceful world

World Café with the speakers

21:15                     End


Dr. Mohssen Masserrat will talk in German, we will try to organize translation upon request.


Saturday, 22 September 2018

International NGO Working Meeting

Venue: IPB Office

Marienstrasse 19/20

10117 Berlin


9:30                       Greetings

Exchange of knowledge and experiences

Choice of topics

12:30                     Lunch

14:00                     Discussion on chosen topics

Sharing outcomes

18:00                     End

19:30                     Saturday Evening we will offer a common dinner with time and space to get to know each other more. Location: PA 58, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin


Sunday, 23 September 2018

10:00                     Political sight-seeing tour of the city (tbc)