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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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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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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (26 September), the high-level signing ceremony for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. During the ceremony, 5 countries ratified the Treaty (Bangladesh, Kiribati, Laos, Maldives, and Trinidad & Tobago) and 9 signed it (Botswana, Dominica, Grenada, …

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High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace Held on the Agenda’s 20th anniversary

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

On 13 September 2019, the day marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 53/243, the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace was convened by the President of the General Assembly in cooperation with the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP). SGI is a founding …

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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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Youth Engagement in Nuclear Disarmament: Rethinking Peace and Security

In Peace and Disarmamentby SGI OUNA

An article by Anna Ikeda of SGI, “Youth Engagement in Nuclear Disarmament: Rethinking Peace and Security,” was published on the website of the Agency for Peacebuilding (AP), an Italian NGO whose mission is to promote conditions that can enable the resolution of conflict, reduce violence and contribute to a durable peace across Europe, its neighborhood and the world. As part …

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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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13th Annual International Conference for Education and Democratic Citizenship

In Human Rights Educationby 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 Educationby 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 …