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Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded to ICAN

ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

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SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

SGI President Urges Global Support for Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

“The essence of the issue is not the confrontation between states that possess nuclear weapons and those that do not; it is the confrontation between the threat of nuclear weapons and humanity’s right to life.”

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Daisaku Ikeda Meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990 and 1995

Daisaku Ikeda Meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990 and 1995

Coinciding with JULY 18 NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY, a new short video clip of President Ikeda's meeting with Nelson Mandela has been added to his essay, "Nelson Mandela--Lion of Freedom," on the Daisaku Ikeda website.

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SGI’s Working Paper to 2nd Session of 2017 UN Conference for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

SGI’s Working Paper to 2nd Session of 2017 UN Conference for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On June 15, the second session of the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination, convened at the United Nations in New York, continuing a historic process toward a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

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Ban treaty offers chance for a world free of nuclear arms

Ban treaty offers chance for a world free of nuclear arms

The crucial second round of negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons will take place from June 15 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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SGI President Issues 2017 Peace Proposal

SGI President Issues 2017 Peace Proposal

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled “The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope” on January 26, 2017.

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Education: The Best Weapon against Violence

Education: The Best Weapon against Violence

The Non-Violence Project (NVP) Foundation was launched in Sweden in 1993 by Rolf Skjöldebrand and me. Today, the NVP is a Swiss-based nonprofit organization with offices in several countries that promotes social change through education. Our symbol is the well-known image of peace and nonviolence, the knotted gun.

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UN Turns to World’s Youth for Achieving 2030 Agenda

UN Turns to World’s Youth for Achieving 2030 Agenda

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s second term comes to an end on December 31, 2016, he has intensified efforts to focus on the concerns and aspirations of world’s youth, urging them to lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future.

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