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Interview with Dr. Betty Reardon, Peace Educator

In Peace and Disarmamentby 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 …

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

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

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 …

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Nonviolence Radio – Do Nuclear Weapons Make Us Safe?

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

On 25 October, Anna Ikeda of SGI was invited to join Nonviolence Radio. Hosted by the Metta Center for Nonviolence‘s Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, Nonviolence Radio airs every other Friday at 9:00 am PST, broadcasting live from community radio station KWMR. During the 30-minute interview, Ikeda discussed various themes related to nuclear disarmament, including its connection with nonviolence …

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Article by Dr. Sarah Ann Wider, Professor of English at Colgate University

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

Dr. Sarah Wider, Professor of English at Colgate University wrote an article for the readers of the Seikyo Shimbun, a Japanese daily newspaper, addressing the theme of dialogue as a contribution to its monthly Culture of Peace series throughout 2019 to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (UN General …

UN Expert Workshop on Racism and Information Technology

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

A UN expert workshop on the impact of new information technologies on racial equality was convened on 16-17 October by E. Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. The meeting was sponsored by the UN Office of the High Commissioner …

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Interview with Dr. Kevin Clements, Toda Peace Institute Director

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

Dr. Kevin Clements, Toda Peace Institute Director, and Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Foundation Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago, New Zealand 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 …

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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (26 September), the high-level signing ceremony for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. During the ceremony, 5 countries ratified the Treaty (Bangladesh, Kiribati, Laos, Maldives, and Trinidad & Tobago) and 9 signed it (Botswana, Dominica, Grenada, …

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High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace Held on the Agenda’s 20th anniversary

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

On 13 September 2019, the day marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 53/243, the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace was convened by the President of the General Assembly in cooperation with the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP). SGI is a founding …

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68th UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

In Peace and Disarmament, Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

The 68th UN Civil Society Conference (formerly UN DPI/NGO Conference) took place from 26 to 28 August in Salt Lake City, the first U.S. city outside the UN Headquarters to host the conference. With the theme of “Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities,” the conference attracted over 4,000 participants, the highest in the conference history, many of whom were …

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Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN and Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN and Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP) was interviewed for 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 …