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Panel Discussion on Hope amidst the Time of Nuclear Dangers

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

On 2 June 2018, Quakers UK held a panel discussion on the time of nuclear dangers at the Brentford and Isleworth Quaker Meeting House. SGI joined the panel discussion along with Ms. Ruth Cadbury, Member of Parliament for Brentford and Isleworth; Dr. Rebecca Johnson, International Steering Group member of ICAN and Executive Director of Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy; and …

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Interfaith Statement of Support for UN Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

On 24 May 2018, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced his new disarmament agenda entitled Securing Our Common Future at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. At the launch, Mr. Guterres reminded the audience that the United Nations was created with the goal of eliminating war as an instrument of foreign policy. He stressed: “Disarmament prevents and ends violence. Disarmament supports …

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Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security Published

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

On 21 March 2018, a new report titled “The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security” was published in the 6 official languages of the UN. This study was mandated by the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security adopted in December 2015, which requested the UN Secretary-General “to carry out a Progress Study on …

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Discussion on Peace and Disarmament Education in Turin, Itlay

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

On 1 February in Turin, Italy, Senzatomica, an Italian campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons, held a panel discussion entitled “Educare alla Pace e al Disarmo – incontro con ICAN premio Nobel per la Pace 2017” (Peace and Disarmament education – conference with ICAN, Nobel Peace Laureate 2017). The panel discussion took place after a public guided tour of SGI’s exhibition …

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ICAN Celebrates the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

In Peace and Disarmament by SGI OUNA

On 10 December 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in recognition of its work to bring attention to the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and the “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.” Since the launch of ICAN in 2007, the SGI has been proud …

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Role of Young Women in Peace and Security the Focus of NGO CSW/NY September Monthly Meeting

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

Monthly meetings are held by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York on various topics that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The September 28 meeting highlighted the important contributions of young women in peace and security, as is recognized in two UN Security Council Resolutions: 1325 and 2250. As the NGO CSW/NY …