The IPB, together with its Irish member organization Action from Ireland, is organizing its annual conference and Council Meeting in Dublin between November 16 and 19.
At the same occasion, the Sean Mac Bride Peace Prize will be presented to two women activists from the Arab Spring. We are especially pleased that the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins (the first winner of this Prize in 1992) has agreed to present it to this year’s winners.
WEEKEND PROGRAMME OUTLINE
FRI: am: IPB Board
FRI: afternoon: IPB Council part 1 (open to all)
FRI eve: MacBride prize award ceremony
SAT am: One day conference, known as the Hedge School.
SAT eve : Social evening, with special theatre performance and live music
SUN am: IPB Council, part 2 (open to all)
SUN pm: IPB Board + visits around Dublin
Joining the Dots: Disarmament, Development and Democracy
The Dublin Dialogue
As our globalised world gets smaller, so the burning issues we are confronted with seem to overlap to a greater and greater extent. How to solve the challenge of poverty without re-allocating some of the huge sums devoted to militarism? How to ensure a stable future for our economies and our societies without taking into account the massive impacts of climate change and resource depletion? How to redeem the promise of a new democratic order in the Middle East and North Africa without ensuring true gender justice? And how can we achieve any of these things without a full, inclusive, transparent democracy? These are some of the issues we will tackle in the Dublin Dialogue.
MACBRIDE PRIZE CEREMONY/EVENING
The Prize will be awarded to two women activists from the ‘Arab Spring’.
ACCOMMODATION, Hotels etc
Recommendations will follow. Meanwhile see: http://www.visitdublin.com/
CONTACT IN DUBLIN
Lisa Patten, Office Manager & Events Organiser, Afri
CONTACT IN GENEVA
International Peace Bureau