January 26, 2020

On January 26, 2020, the 38th annual peace proposal by Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist network, titled Toward Our Shared Future: Constructing an Era of Human Solidarity was released, marking the anniversary of the founding of the SGI.

Climate action and nuclear weapons abolition are Ikeda’s main themes, with a focus on the individual lives and suffering often hidden behind macroeconomic indices. He describes climate change as “a fundamental challenge, on which the fate of humankind hinges,” and stresses that it threatens to render meaningless global ef...

November 20, 2019

From October 9 to 11, 2019, Rotary District 5550, World Peace Partners, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, SGI-Canada and other organizations with endorsement from ICAN organized a three-day Youth Nuclear Peace Summit held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Canada. The Summit brought together students from 20 schools in Canada and the United States to discuss the human, environmental, economic, and political costs of nuclear weapons. As part of the program, the exhibition Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons, created by SGI in collaboration with ICAN, was...

November 8, 2019

The 74th session of the UN General Assembly First Committee took place from October 7 to November 8. Hayley Ramsay-Jones and Anna Ikeda from the SGI Office for UN Affairs attended the session. They actively supported the activities of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, both of which SGI is a member of. As part of the campaigns the SGI representatives encouraged and supported UN Member States to strengthen their disarmament positions by signing and ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and calling for a prohibition...

November 7, 2019

The Amman Security Colloquium is a gathering of experts and officials on the security issues of the Middle East co-organized by Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS), Government of the Netherlands, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the Stanton Foundation.

On the second day of the 12th Colloquium, Kimiaki Kawai of SGI delivered a presentation entitled “What is the Future We All Deserve? A Civil Society Perspective for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons.” He focused on two key questions: What is the role and importance of civil society with regard to issues of nuclear weapons which are h...

October 11, 2019

On October 11, 2019, at the UN Headquarters in New York, the Austrian Mission and Hibakusha Appeal hosted a side event, with the support of SGI and Peace Boat, where Ambassador H.E. Jan Kickert of the Austria Mission to the UN warmly recognized ICAN partners' efforts as a driving force to make the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) more widely accepted and expressed his gratitude especially to the life-long dedication of the hibakusha.

Toshiki Fujimori, assistant secretary general of Nihon Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations) and a Hiroshima A...

October 3, 2019

The exhibition titled “Everything You Treasure―For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons” was shown at the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy in Nur-Sultan (Astana), from October 2 to 13, to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of nuclear weapons testing at the Semipalatinsk nuclear weapons test site and the 10th anniversary of the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (CANWFZ).

Co–sponsored by the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhst...

September 16, 2019

An antinuclear weapons symposium commemorating the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was held in Tokyo on September 16, 2019, inviting youth and experts from various perspectives, to shed light on future endeavors toward a world free from nuclear weapons.

At the event, Masako Wada, assistant secretary General of Nihon Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations) and a Nagasaki A-bomb survivor herself, gave her testimony. Many of the participants consisted of young people who for the first time were able to hear direct stories about the hor...

June 25, 2019

On June 19 and 20, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana and ICAN, with the support of co-organizers including SGI, convened a Caribbean Regional Forum on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Georgetown, Guyana. The forum was held to explore the role of the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in supporting the early entry into force of the TPNW and demonstrate its continued commitment to realizing a world without nuclear weapons.

The meeting brought together diplomats and experts from ten of the fifteen member states of CARICOM in a range of fields inclu...

January 31, 2019

On January 26, 2019, the 37th annual peace proposal by Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist movement, was released, titled “Toward a New Era of Peace and Disarmament: A People-Centered Approach.”

The proposal’s main theme is the need for concerted effort in disarmament, particularly hastening progress toward abolition of nuclear weapons around the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). President Ikeda also stresses the dangers of emerging lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) and proposes the prompt convening of a conference to negotiate...

November 27, 2018

On November 16–18, the SGI/ICAN exhibition Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons (EYT) was shown at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. The exhibition was held as a side event at the Sixth Nagasaki Global Citizens’ Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in Nagasaki.

The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Masao Tomonaga, chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Nagasaki Global Citizens’ Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Ms. Angela Kane, former high representative of the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Masako Toki, research assoc...

September 25, 2018

A symposium titled “Do they really protect everything you treasure? — Looking at nuclear weapons from humanitarian and gender perspectives” was held at the Nippon Seinenkan Hotel in Tokyo on September 22 as one of SGI’s events in the run-up to the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26.

Organized by the Soka Gakkai Peace Committee with support from the Embassy of Costa Rica, the symposium explored the issues of nuclear weapons and security featuring five speakers: Her Excellency Laura Esquivel Mora, Ambassador of Costa Rica, Dr. Masao Tomonaga, Acting Com...

September 22, 2018

The SGI/ICAN antinuclear exhibition “Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons” opened for the first time in Tokyo on September 21 at the Shibuya Tobu Hotel. The showing is one of SGI’s events in the run-up to the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on September 26.

Mr. Kazuo Ishiwatari, SGI Executive Director of Peace and Global Issues, welcomed the distinguished guests and introduced a message from Ms. Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), stressing the importance of the early entry int...

September 18, 2018

The 10th IPPNW (International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War) North Asia Regional Conference and the 3rd North-South Consultative Meeting opened on September 13 in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia. The two-day conference on the theme “Peace and a Healthy Environment” welcomed about 100 participants not only from countries in Asia and the Pacific but also from Europe.

The conference opened with remarks by Minister of Health of Mongolia D. Sarangerel followed by greetings from Dr. Masao Tomonaga, Regional President of the IPPNW, and Dr. D. Delgertsetseg, Mongolian Affiliate of the IPPNW. Dr. Tilman...

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