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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 Disarmament by 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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13th Annual International Conference for Education and Democratic Citizenship

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

On 14 June, the 13th Annual International Conference for Education and Democratic Citizenship titled “Education for human rights and citizenship: the challenges of inter-generational justice” took place at the University College of London. This conference aims to support their research programs in the interdisciplinary fields of citizenship, education and democracy. It gathered academics, students and civil society representatives. Elisa Gazzotti …

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41st Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

SGI actively participated in the 41st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) from 24 June to 12 July. On 4 July Elisa Gazzotti of SGI was invited by the Pacific Rim Institute for Development Education to join a panel titled “Development Education: Case Studies from Around the World” as Co-chair of the NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education …

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25th International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference

In Sustainable Development by 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 Development by 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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The Third Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

In Peace and Disarmament by 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 Disarmament by 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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6th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

In Sustainable Development by 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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40th Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education, Peace and Disarmament by 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 …