IPPNW World Congress got off to an amazing start today with an opening plenary which showcased the incredible projects of IPPNW students around the world. It was so impressive. But last night the BAN bike riders came in from their 11 day 700km journey, making a triumphant entry into Basel, greeted by citizens and the Mayor of this fine city. Some photos of the arrival can be seen here, including the Target X demonstration which saw people dropping like flies all over the Marktplatz in central Basel!

The sun shines, the city is beautiful, the days are filled with enthusiastic engaged people from around the world, and the air of hope is intoxicating. Viva IPPNW!