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December 6, 2017

Message on the Occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in Honor of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

On behalf of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), I would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017.

Nevember 20, 2017

People's Decade for Nuclear Abolition

The world is at an increased risk of nuclear terrorism and proliferation and still there are approximately 15,000 nuclear warheads on earth. Any use of nuclear weapons would cause catastrophic humanitarian consequences which means that nuclear weapons are dangerous and wrong in any hands as a means of protecting things or people.

Nevember 20, 2017

SGI and ICAN: Friendship and Collaboration

Soka Gakkai International (SGI), an international partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) since 2007, would like to wholeheartedly congratulate ICAN on their receiving of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017.

Nevember 17, 2017

SGI Buddhist Association Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition as Moral Imperative at Vatican Conference

Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons and urged increased efforts in awareness-raising at the conference on "Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament" held at the Vatican in Rome on November 10 and 11.

June 15, 2017

SGI Submitted a Working Paper to the Second Session of United Nations' Negotiation to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

The release of the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons marks a crucial milestone in the effort to free humankind and our planet from the threat posed by nuclear weapons—a threat that has darkened our world for more than seven decades.

March 31, 2017

SGI Submitted a Working Paper to Historic United Nations' Negotiation to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

The first session of the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, was held in New York from March 27 to 31.

October 15, 2016

Remarks by Kazuo Ishiwatari Executive Director, Peace and Global Issues, SGI on the occasion of Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the organizers of the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum for having me to speak today.

October 13, 2016

Public Statement in Support of the Multilateral Negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Ban in 2017

Article 26 of the United Nations (UN) Charter envisages the "establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world's human and economic resources." However, in the decades since the adoption of the Charter, the world has diverted immense stores of material, economic, technical and intellectual resources to the production and maintenance of a vast and growing array of armaments.

August 29, 2016

Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World

Remarks by Mr. Kazuo Ishiwatari
We are standing at an important juncture in history.

July 15, 2016

The need to transform disregard for human life

Kazuo Ishiwatari, Chair, Soka Gakkai Peace Committee
Together with activities for human rights education, sustainable development and humanitarian issues, nuclear weapons abolition is key focus of Soka Gakkai's peace movement.

May 11, 2016

SGI's Working Paper Presented at the Open-ended Working Group

The second session of the 2016 UN Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations was held in Geneva between May 2 and 13.

August 6, 2015

The need to transform disregard for human life

On May 1, 2015, together with other faith groups, SGI supported the launch of a joint statement of "Faith Communities Concerned about the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons" that was delivered at the Civil Society Presentation of the NPT Review Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York.

April 17, 2014

"Making A Difference - Faith communities speak to the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons"

Faith, science, diplomatic and policy leaders come together to consider the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, and discuss pathways for collaboration between the faith-based and secular advocacy communities.

May 13, 2013

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Antinuclear Exhibition "Everything You Treasure" Opens in Geneva

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