Belgium: Pax Christi International to host GCOMS strategic meeting in Brussels in September
from the International Peace Bureau
The Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS) is an international campaign that was founded in December 2014 and has since been widely promoted by the International Peace Bureau. Its main aim is to reduce global military spending thanks to the cooperative works of organisations of civil society. To this day, more than 100 organizations from 35 different nations have joined the campaign.
The GCOMS is run by a steering group of activists from around the world, and is coordinated by the Centre of Peace Studies J.M.Delàs in Barcelona, a decentralized office of the IPB.
A list of GCOMS 2017 activities and achievements is available here.
Recent decisions related to military spending such as the push at the last NATO Summit in Brussels for each member state to apply 2% of their GDP on military spending, or the US’s decision to increase its military budget by $54 Billion, are urging us to reflect and take action. We therefore are aiming to make the GCOMS’ activities in 2018 greater in quantity and quality.
The Strategic Meeting on GCOMS’s activities in 2018 will take place on September 12th 2017 in Brussels. Pax Christi International will serve as host for the meeting.