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UN Climate Action Summit and SDG Summit

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

SGI was engaged in activities during the UN Climate Action Summit and first UN SDG Summit, held during the high-level week of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. SGI representatives also attended the climate strike on 20 September and Youth Climate Summit on 21 September.  SGI organized a civil society side event on 23 September held at the …

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Side Event at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

SGI participated in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from 9 to 18 July at the UN Headquarters in New York. On 11 July, the SGI joined the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CoNGO), Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), Asia Development Alliance …

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25th International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

From June 26 to June 28, the 25th International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference took place in Nanjing, China. The ISDRS is a global network of sustainable development professionals that links researchers in academia and practitioners from all continents in order to expand collaboration and exchange of knowledge, experiences, best practices and critical reviews. Alexandra Masako Goossens-Ishii of SGI …

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CoNGO Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CoNGO) convened the third annual meeting of the Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) at Siam University in Bangkok, Thailand from 29 to 30 May. With the theme of “The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Civil Society – National and Local Implementation and Follow-up,” CoNGO invited NGOs in the region to …

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6th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) took place from 27 to 29 March at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok. Hiro Sakurai of SGI participated. At APFSD, SGI had a booth which showcased Mapting, a mobile app co-developed with the Earth Charter International for the promotion of the SDGs. Mapting was featured on 29 March at a side event …

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World Interfaith Harmony Week at the United Nations in Geneva

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

On 5 February 2019, the World Interfaith Harmony Week was observed with the event co-organized by the Foundation for GAIA and NGO Alliance on Global Concerns at the United Nations Office at Geneva. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly in resolution A/RES/65/5 adopted on 20 October 2010, which reaffirms that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute …

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Earth Charter International Education Conference in Costa Rica

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

From 29 to 31 January, Earth Charter International (ECI) hosted an international conference titled “Leading the Way to Sustainability 2030: Education, the Earth Charter and the Sustainable Development Goals” at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Over 100 participants from 18 countries shared pedagogical approaches, materials and lessons learned in the search for transformational education processes for sustainable development …

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2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

In Human Rights Education, Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

Over eight thousand participants from around the world representing some two hundred indigenous, spiritual, and religious traditions gathered in Toronto for the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR), held 1-7 November, under the theme of “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change.” Over 500 programs were featured across six major tracks. SGI …

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Spirituality and Sustainability Conference in Rome and Assisi

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

The Rome-Assisi Conference on Spirituality & Sustainability was held from 24 May through 1 June. The programs included the lecture and dialogue with Cardinal Peter Turkson, discussions on the Earth Charter as a key contribution to global ethics, Sustainable Development Goals, and wisdom traditions of world religions and indigenous spiritualities. The SGI co-sponsored the conference and provided the exhibition panels …

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Asia Pacific Faith-based Coalition for Sustainable Development Launched at UN Forum

In Sustainable Developmentby SGI OUNA

On 28 March 2018, World Vision International, ACT Alliance, Islamic Relief Worldwide, SGI and Arigatou International co-organized the official launch of the Asia Pacific Faith-based Coalition for Sustainable Development (APFC) at the Fifth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development held in Bangkok. APFC aims to bring together faith communities and amplify the unique roles they can play in achieving the …