Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War

This is the official website for the Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War, which took place from May 4-6, 2008.

With the Conference now over, this site will no longer updated.

For information about the on-going Global Article 9 Campaign, please visit the following website, where news and updates will regularly be added:

What is the Global Article 9 Conference?


The Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War was held in Japan over 4-6 May, 2008. This historic conference emerged from the growing international movement of support for the values of Article 9 as an international peace mechanism.

Gathering well over 30,000 participants throughout Japan, the event gave a new impetus to the Japanese efforts to protect the country's pacifist constitution, as well as at examine the linkages between the principles enshrined in Article 9 and many global issues, such as conflict prevention, disarmament, peacebuilding and the environment.

The conference enjoyed significant media coverage both within Japan and internationally, and plans for developing the campaign further are now being prepared.

Outcomes issued included the final declaration and statements addressed to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty PrepCom meeting taking place simultaneously in Geneva [statement to the NPT PrepCom] and one to be taken in July to the G8 Summit in Hokkaido, Japan, under Japanese presidency of the G8. [G8 statement]

Global Article 9 Conference to Abolish War

May 4-6 2008
Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex

* Join 10,000 people from around the world to voice your support for the existence and principles of Article 9
* Join the people of Japan in protecting their peace constitution
* Take part in an active network of international movements to shift resources from the military to sustainable development and human security
* Hear keynote speeches by international peace advocates including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire and President of the Hague Appeal of Peace Cora Weiss
* Share your views or activities through a "self-organised event" - be it a performance, debate, symposium or workshop (application details to be announced on this website soon, or for more details contact


* Contribute to the creation of a Global Article 9 Action Plan to Abolish War
* Experience cultural events in collaboration with civil society from all over the world
* Call for peace constitutions for every country.
* Voice your support for Article 9 by signing the Global Article 9 Statement here