Timeline

Timeline of SGI efforts toward nuclear abolition (1980s)

Year Date SGI Events Nuclear-Weapon Related Developments
1981 Aug. 15 The Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee in Japan publishes the first in the series In Hope of Peace, which chronicles the experiences of women who lived through World War II.
1981 Aug. 24 SGI President Daisaku Ikeda emphasizes the necessity of the abolition of nuclear weapons and of support for the United Nations at an SGI General Meeting in Hawaii.
1982 Jan. 26 The Soka Gakkai Peace Committee is formed.
1982 May. 25 Daisaku Ikeda lays a wreath at the monument to the atomic-bomb victims in Nagasaki.
1982 Jun. 3 Soka Gakkai sends a delegation to the UN Second Special Session on Disarmament. Daisaku Ikeda's proposal for disarmament and the abolition of nuclear weapons is presented to UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar via the delegation. He has subsequently published Peace Proposals on January 26 every year.
1982 Jun. 7 The "Nuclear Arms: Threat to Our World" exhibition is first shown at the UN Headquarters in New York concurrent with the General Assembly Second Special Session on Disarmament and in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information and the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By the time it ended its first world tour in 1988, the exhibition had been viewed by 1.2 million people in 25 cities in 16 countries, including Paris (1983), New Delhi (1986), Beijing (1986) and Moscow (1987).

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1983 Aug. 8 Daisaku Ikeda receives the United Nations Peace Award.
1985 Dec. 10 An 80-volume series of antiwar publications, compiled by Soka Gakkai's youth division and dedicated "to the generation of those who have not personally experienced war," is completed.
1985 Aug. 6 The South Pacific Nuclear-Free-Zone Treaty is signed at Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
1985 Dec. 10 The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
1986 Apr. 26 The world's worst nuclear plant accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. 160,000 people are forced to move because of the radiation contamination.
1986 Oct. 21 The exhibition "The Threat of Nuclear War--The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy" is held in Beijing.
1987 May 24 The exhibition "Nuclear Arms: Threat to Our World" is held in Moscow.
1988 Jun. Soka Gakkai sends a delegation to the UN Third Special Session on Disarmament. Daisaku Ikeda's proposal for "Complete Disarmament as a Global Movement" is presented to UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar via the delegation.
1989 Aug. The first Youth Peace Summit is held in Hiroshima, where Soka Gakkai youth representatives from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa gather to discuss world peace.
1989 Oct. 23 Showings of the "War and Peace" exhibition are launched at the UN Headquarters in cooperation with the UN Department of Disarmament Affairs and under the sponsorship of the SGI and two other NGOS. It is viewed in 13 cities and 5 countries by the end of 1996.
1989 Dec. 3 The leaders of USA and USSR declare an end to the Cold War at the Malta Summit.

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