May 7, 2019

On May 2, representatives of the Faith Communities Concerned about Nuclear Weapons met with Ambassador Mr. Syed Md Hasrin Syed Hussin of Malaysia, Chair of the third session of NPT Preparatory Committee, in New York, to hand over an interfaith statement for the conference. Among those who attended the meeting were Mr. Kimiaki Kawai, SGI Director for Peace and Human Right, Ms. Patricia Pulham, a member of the Executive Committee of the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Ms. Mary Yelenic, Pax Christi International NGO Representative to the UN and others.

Ambassador Syed Md Hasri...

April 26, 2019

On April 26, the SGI made public a statement to the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to be held in New York from April 29 to May 10.

The statement points out that in the given deteriorating security environment, the NPT is facing renewed challenges, and that if the NPT is to be maintained and fulfill its original purpose, states parties must refocus on the common ground to which they have all agreed and committed themselves.

It reaffirms that the catastrophic humanitarian conse...

April 26, 2018

On April 25, Kazuo Ishiwatari, SGI Executive Director for Peace and Global Issues, met with Ambassador Adam Bugajski, Chairman of the second session of the 2018 NPT Preparatory Committee, in Geneva to hand over the statement issued by SGI for the conference. Ishiwatari stated his hope that States parties will continue to heed the voices of civil society, especially those of the world’s hibakusha, so that the NPT process will have a consistently human focus, and that they will heed the shared commitment of the world’s people that the suffering endured by the hibakusha must never be repeated. Am...

April 20, 2018

On April 20, the SGI made public a statement to the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to be held in Geneva from April 23 to May 4. The statement notes that this session will be the first venue for debate involving non-nuclear-weapon, nuclear-weapon and nuclear-dependent states since the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), and that it represents an important opportunity to consider the deep compatibilities between the goals and commitments of t...

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