SGI Office for UN Affairs, Advancing the Culture of Peace: Marking the 20th anniversary of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace

Interview with Ms. Beatrice Fihn, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Executive Director

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons,, SGI Office for UN Affairs article on culture of peace

Photo credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Ms. Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was interviewed by the Seikyo Shimbun, a Japanese daily newspaper, as part of its monthly Culture of Peace informational series throughout 2019 to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (UN General Assembly Resolution A/53/243) this year.

Ms. Fihn describes that ICAN is a network of 554 organizations in 103 countries and believes that its success has been in the diversity of its partnerships saying: “I think that the key is to allow each group to make the best use of its expertise and its own unique perspective, while aiming towards the shared goal of nuclear disarmament. This enables us to expand our range and build a multi-faceted campaign, putting our differences to use to create change for the purpose of achieving our greater goal. I believe that this type of solidarity is the key to building a culture of peace.”

The full text of the interview can be downloaded as a PDF file. The interview was published in Japanese in the Seikyo Shimbun, a daily newspaper of the Soka Gakkai in Japan, on 2 September 2019.