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Peace by peaceful means

V I E N N A , A U S T R I A – J U N E 1 0 T H / 1 1 T H 2 02 3


A conference to discuss challenges related to the Russian-Ukrainian war, to hear the voices of civil society representatives of the various NATO countries, as well as representatives from Russia and Ukraine who support the aims of the Peace Summit. Participants from the Global South will share the  dramatic  consequences this war has had for the people in their countries and emphasize how they can contribute to peace.

The conference will create solutions and ways to end the war and how to prepare negotiations. This is not only the task of states and diplomats but nowadays more and more also of global civil society. The conference  will  include a combination of statements, working groups, panels of experts and dialogues.

Location of the event:

ÖGB-Catamaran, Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, Vienna 1020

June 9th at 07 PM CEST (Friday)

June 10th & 11th (Saturday & Sunday)

Festive concert on the 180th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner as a prelude to the the International Peace Summit.

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International Summit for Peace in Ukraine

Opening, Plenary, Working Groups, Pathway to Peace

Inviting Organizations: International Peace Bureau, CODEPINK, Assembly of the World Social Forum, Transform Europe, Europe for Peace, International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), Peace in Ukraine, Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security (CPDCS), Prague Spring 2

Local Organizers and Supporters: AbFaNG (Action Alliance for Peace, Active Neutrality and Non-Violence), Institute for Intercultural Research and Cooperation (IIRC), Herbert

C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, WILPF Austria, ATTAC Austria, IFOR Austria

Sponsors: CODEPINK, Transform Europe, Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation

Please note this is a preliminary program. Subsequent changes to the program and speaker may occur.

Last updated on: 04/05/2023 . More information:

Saturday, June 10th 

10.00 – 11.00 Opening Session

Opening music

Greetings & Welcome by the Organizers

Video greatings

Noam Chomsky (USA)

Francia Márquez, (Vice-President of Colombia) Edgar Morin (France)

Cardinal Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri (Guatamela)

11.00 – 12.30 Plenary: Actions for Negotiations and a Ceasefire

The plenary will focus on the current situation in Ukraine and how to shift the narrative from war and military support to a peaceful resolution and common security. This includes questions on the role of governments and


Anuradha Chenoy (Former Professor at Jawaharlal University, New Delhi)
David Choquehuanca (Vice-president of Bolivia)

Dennis Kucinich (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives)

Jeffrey Sachs (Professor at Columbia University USA, Pontifical Academy)

Moderator: Niamh Aine Ni Bhriain (TNI)

12.45 – 14.15 Plenary: Civil Society Movement and Peace voices against the War from Russia and Ukraine


Oleg Bodrov, Russia (Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland) Asya Gagieva, Russia (Activist)

Nina Potarska, Ukraine (WILPF Ukraine)

Karyna Radchenko, Ukraine (Partnership Advancing Innovative Sustainability) (tbc)

Yurii Sheliazhenko, Ukraine (Ukrainian Pacifist Movement)


Leo Gabriel (Prague Spring 2 Network) and Katerina Anastasiou (Transform!)

14.15 – 15.30 Lunch Break

15.30 – 17.30 Working Groups

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18.00 – 20.00 Voices for Peace

Sylvie Jacqueline Ndongmo (Cameroon) Baroness Ako-Adounvo (Ghana) Medea Benjamin (USA) Kate Hudson (UK) Tamara Lorincz (Canada) Verena Winiwarter (Austria) Annette Brownlie (Australia) Chloé Meulewaeter (Spain) Binalakshmi Nepram (India) Alain Rouy (France) Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen (Romania) Annemarie Sancar (Switzerland) Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic (Austria) Fabio Alberti ( Italy) Gianpiero Cofano (Italy) Jan Kavan (Czech Republic)

Analysis of the nature and context of this war

What is this war about? A multi-perspective analysis

Convener: Ludo de Brabander, Vrede (Belgium)

Dynamics of war and the nuclear threat Format: Panel 2-3 speakers + moderator

Convener: IPPNW

Initiatives to stop the war and working towards peace

Voices from inside the war

Convener: Europe for Peace

Peace proposals – a critical assessment

Convener: IPB (Emily Molinari/Reiner Braun)The role of civil society in a peace process

Convener: WILPF, PWAG

The geostrategic transformations

Convener: Cora Fabros and Leo Gabriel

Post-war lessons: The new peace architecture for Europe

Convener: IPB (Alessandra Fontanella/Sean Conner)

Rediscovering peace

Convener: Europe for Peace youth group

Living with war, struggling for peace

 The (violation of the) right of conscientious objection during the Russian-Ukrainian war

Convener: Yurii Sheliazhenko and Zaira Zafarana


Conveners will provide a short description of each working group in the final version of the program

Sunday, June 11th                                  

9.00 – 11.00 Pathways to peace

Discussion on the plenary and working groups

11.00–11.30 Break

11.30–12.30 Outcome of the working groups

Presentation and discussion

12.30–13.30 Panel Discussion

Dialogue of politicians and social movements for negotiations and a ceasefire – Acting together for peace!

Video from Lula Da Silva, President of Brazil Speakers:

  • Martin Chungong (Cameroon, IPU General Secretary) (tbc) Michael von der Schulenburg (Germany, former UN diplomat) Clare Daley ( Member of the European Parliament, Ireland) Father Alejandro Solalinde (Mexico)

Moderation: Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK)

13.30–14.30  Lunch Break

14.30–16.00 Closing Plenary

Adoption of the “Vienna Appeal for Peace in Ukraine”

Presentation: Werner Wintersteiner (Austria) and international team

Act now: the results of the summit and the next steps (conference & declaration documents)

Logistics & Other Information                        

Speeches, videos and a peace wall will be included in the International Peace Summit. The International Peace Summit will be held in a hybrid format with the opportunity to join the conference virtually.

Contact: International Peace Bureau, Marienstraße 19-20, 10117 Berlin


The event is open to the public, but there are limited places available. Please, consider registering to guarantee your place. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

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