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Article by Dr. Sarah Ann Wider

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 …

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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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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 …

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The Third Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

SGI representatives attended the Third Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), held from 29 April to 10 May 2019 in New York. As part of the initiative of the Faith Communities Concerned about Nuclear Weapons, SGI worked with other religious and faith groups to develop an interfaith statement, which was delivered on 1 May by Dr. Emily Welty …

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Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Global Meeting and CCW GGE

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots held its first global meeting in Berlin, Germany from 21 to 23 March, to shift gears and move the Campaign’s work to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons to “the next level” and convince states to launch negotiations on a treaty.  Following the global meeting, members of the Campaign attended the Group of Governmental Experts …

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40th Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education, Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

SGI actively participated in the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) from 25 February to 22 March. On 8 March, Elisa Gazzotti of SGI, on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL) delivered an oral statement co-signed by 17 organizations.  Resolution A/HRC/RES/39/3 adopted on 27 September 2018 requested the …

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Interview with Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

Earlier this year, the Seikyo Shimbun, the daily newspaper of Soka Gakkai in Japan, interviewed Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth,  with the support of the SGI Office for UN Affairs. Ms. Wickramanayake spoke about her office’s work on youth, peace and security, particularly focusing on the Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and …

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Presentation on Gender, Race, Class and Nuclear Weapons at the WILPF UK Autumn Seminar

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

WILPF UK held its annual Autumn Seminar on 24 November, under the theme of “TPNW the Need for the UK and Other Nuclear Armed-States to Sign, How and Why.” During the event there were a number of presentations, followed by a workshop on how to conduct advocacy with parliamentarians and diplomats. Hayley Ramsay-Jones of SGI delivered a presentation titled “Gender, …