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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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The Third Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

In Peace and Disarmamentby 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 Disarmamentby 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 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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40th Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education, Peace and Disarmamentby 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 …

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63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

In Gender Equality and Women's Empowermentby SGI OUNA

SGI participated in the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) from 11 to 22 March which gathered over 7,000 civil society representatives and delegates. Based on the CSW63 priority theme, SGI organized a parallel event titled “Young Women’s Leadership for Inclusive Social Protection Systems” co-sponsored by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Footage Foundation, …

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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 …