Disarmament for Development
Through the participation in and organization of public events, conferences and workshops, Peace Boat educates people on the impact that a shift in the allocation of resources would have, namely a decrease of military expenditures and the reallocation of funds to eradicate poverty and invest in sustainable development and human security.
Since 2008, Peace Boat has been partnering with the International Peace Bureau, which runs a major campaign for Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development since 2005 and coordinates a worldwide network bringing together organisations and institutions on this topic.
About IPB's Disarmament for Development Campaign
Disarmament for Development is one of the key themes of the Peace Boat-led Global Article 9 Campaign that uses Japan's peace constitution recognition that all peoples of the world have the right to live in peace, free from fear and want..." to call on world governments to decrease military expenditures and invest instead in health, education and sustainable social development.
More information about the Global Article 9 Campaign
On April 12, 2011, Peace Boat participated in the first Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), during which events were organized by some 100 organizations in 35 countries around the world.
More information about GDAMS
- - Statement to the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (August 2010)
- Statement to the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development (June 2009)
- Global Call for Action on Military and Social Spending (December 2008)
- Letter to the UN Security Council on Article 26 (November 2008)
- Option 10%: Appeal to Under Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (August 2008)
- Joint IPB-Article 9/Peace Boat leaflet