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...

October 19, 2018

On October 17, Mr. Kazuo Ishiwatari, Executive Director for Peace and Global Issues at Soka Gakkai International (SGI) met with Ms. Marissa Edwards (Guyana), Vice-Chair of the UN General Assembly First Committee, to hand over SGI’s public statement on disarmament addressed to the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.

The statement highlights fears about Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS): “There exist common concerns about fundamental moral and ethical questions that LAWS raise regarding the right to life, the principles of international humanitarian and human rights law, as well as th...

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