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New Book: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: That We Never Forget

New Book: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: That We Never Forget

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons in September 1957,  Soka Gakkai has published a new book containing over 50 testimonies by  hibakusha—A-bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

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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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Time for a Treaty to Bring an End to Nuclear Danger

Time for a Treaty to Bring an End to Nuclear Danger

With the threat of nuclear destruction growing, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda says that the start of UN negotiations toward a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons is an opportunity we must seize.

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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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New “MAPTING” App Launched

New “MAPTING” App Launched

A new app has been created to track and map activities that contribute to actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development launched at the UN in September 2015.

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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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Unleashing the Power of Women

Unleashing the Power of Women

Children were virtually dying from hunger. Kids would be sitting outside different embassies just looking up and imagining that someone would give them food. Or you would see mothers bringing their babies and just leaving them there to die, hoping that people would give them food instead of allowing them to die. I felt I had to do something....

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