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42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

In Human Rights Education by SGI OUNA

SGI participated in the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council from 9 to 27 September. On 13 September, 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.  The statement welcomed the Plan of Action for the fourth phase of …

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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

In Peace and Disarmament by 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 Disarmament by 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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68th UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

In Peace and Disarmament, Sustainable Development by SGI OUNA

The 68th UN Civil Society Conference (formerly UN DPI/NGO Conference) took place from 26 to 28 August in Salt Lake City, the first U.S. city outside the UN Headquarters to host the conference. With the theme of “Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities,” the conference attracted over 4,000 participants, the highest in the conference history, many of whom were …

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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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Youth Engagement in Nuclear Disarmament: Rethinking Peace and Security

In Peace and Disarmament by 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 Development by SGI OUNA

SGI participated in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). On 11 July, the SGI joined the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education, Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Asia Development Alliance, General Board of Church and Society, and the Episcopal Church Center in organizing a side …

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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 Nanjing University. 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 attended …