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Interview with Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President of the Club of Rome

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, renowned activist, medical doctor, academic, global public servant, political thinker, and Co-President of the Club of Rome was interviewed by the Seikyo Shimbun as part of its monthly Culture of Peace series. During the interview, Dr. Ramphele stresses that in the face of our unprecedented global crisis, now is a rare moment for us to make fundamental …

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

The Arms Control Association (ACA) and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) co-organized a webinar titled “The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty” on 27 August, as part of their new joint series on “Critical NPT Issues.”  Anna Ikeda of SGI joined the panel with George-Wilhelm Gallhofer, Head of Nuclear Disarmament …

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Interfaith Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons: A Multigenerational Conversation

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

The Parliament of the World’s Religions’ Next Generation Task Force hosted a webinar titled “Interfaith Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons: A Multigenerational Conversation” on 15 August, where panelists engaged in a conversation on nuclear weapons, the importance of disarmament, and the critical role of interfaith and multigenerational action in a world free of nuclear weapons.  This webinar was hosted in commemoration …

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Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security UK Chapter Launch Event

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

On 24 June, Hayley Ramsay-Jones of SGI joined the virtual launch event of WCAPS-UK, the UK branch of the Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security, as a panelist. WCAPS was created three years ago in the United States and aims to advance the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international policy-making, disarmament, peace, …

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Joint Interfaith Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 189 groups from around the world endorsed a joint interfaith statement coordinated by Faith Communities Concerned About Nuclear Weapons, to speak in one voice and reject the existential threat to humanity posed by nuclear weapons. The statement reaffirms that the presence of even one nuclear weapon violates the core …

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Celebrating Caribbean leadership! 19-20 June 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the Caribbean Forum on the TPNW

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

Celebrating Caribbean leadership! 19-20 June 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the Caribbean Forum on the TPNW “Like all Small Island Developing States, we view the prospects of a nuclear detonation, whether by design, accident or negligence, as an existential horror that could decimate the entire Caribbean region.”  Shorna-Kay Richards, former Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations. …

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Online World Conference 2020 Youth Assembly

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

The online Youth Assembly took place on 2 May, attended by over 370 participants. The event was initially scheduled for 24 April as part of the World Conference 2020, right before the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), but it was transformed into an online meeting due to the COVID-19 outbreak. …

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Second Global Meeting of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots held its second global meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 26 to 28 February. Over 80 campaigners gathered from around the world in the three-day event. Anna Ikeda of SGI participated. The overall goal of the meeting was to come together as the overall Campaign to discuss the urgency of launching multilateral negotiations on …

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SGI’s 2020 peace proposal published on 26 January

In Peace and Disarmament, Sustainable Development by SGI OUNA

On 26 January 2020, the 38th annual peace proposal of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), titled “Toward Our Shared Future: Constructing an Era of Human Solidarity”, authored by its President Daisaku Ikeda, was released, marking the 45th anniversary of the founding of the SGI. Climate action and nuclear weapons abolition are the main themes of SGI’s 2020 peace proposal, with …

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Interview with Dr. Betty Reardon, Peace Educator

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

Dr. Betty Reardon, a peace educator, 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. Dr. Reardon gives insights into what …