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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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Interfaith Webinar Series on Human Rights, Ethics, and Climate Change

In Sustainable Development by SGI OUNA

As COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, scheduled for 2020, was postponed and the 44th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC44) in June was held virtually for the most part with no side events by civil society, the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Human Rights and the Environment (GIF) decided to contribute to and inform discussions …

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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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Choosing Hope in the Time of COVID-19

In Uncategorized by SGI OUNA

We express our most sincere condolences to all who have suffered a loss during this unprecedented time in history and deep sympathy to everyone who has been impacted. We also extend our heartfelt gratitude and respect to all health workers and others risking their lives on the frontlines around the world. At this difficult period, when people are challenging feelings …

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43rd Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

The 43rd session of the Human Rights Council which started on 24 February was interrupted on 13 March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. On 13 March, the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning (NGO WG on HREL), chaired by Elisa Gazzotti of SGI, issued a joint oral statement on the fourth phase of the World …

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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 …