Welcome to the website for the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Office for UN Affairs. The Soka Gakkai is a lay Buddhist organization with a membership of over 12 million people worldwide. As a nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations, SGI seeks to address global challenges and contribute to communities around the world. The SGI Office for UN Affairs operates in New York and Geneva in the areas including peace and disarmament, sustainable development, human rights education, and gender equality and women’s empowerment. We envision a world where the United Nations lives up to its ideals and where a culture of peace is fostered by all.