Initiated by Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a partner of ICAN since 2007
SGI’s Statement Presented to Chairman of 2018 NPT Preparatory Committee
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. Ambassador Bugajski expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by civil society.