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  • SGI Contributes to Forum on Global Citizenship

    On November 18, in co-operation with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN and SGI, Inter Press Service (IPS) organized a Forum on Global Citizenship at the Sri Lankan Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. IPS Director General Ramesh Jaura welcomed participants to the forum, which was chaired by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN. The forum focused on two themes--global citizenship as a pathway to the culture of peace and the integration of global citizenship in international relations. In his opening speech, Ambassador Chowdhury said that spiritual

  • Diversity Celebrated at SGI-New Zealand's 50th Anniversary

    On November 15, some 1,000 members from across New Zealand as well as some from Tahiti gathered at the AMI Auckland Netball Centre for an SGI-New Zealand (SGINZ) New Era Celebration meeting titled "Celebrating a Life of Infinite Possibilities." The event marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the SGI Buddhist movement in New Zealand. In May 1964, on his first visit to Oceania, then Soka Gakkai president Daisaku Ikeda visited Australia. Later that year the first SGI member arrived in New Zealand. At the meeting, participants renewed their commitment to continue working for kosen-rufu (world peace through individual happiness)

  • SGI-Spain Holds Lecture on Elimination of Violence against Women

    On November 14, SGI-Spain held a lecture titled "Theory and Practice: The daily struggle against gender-based violence." The lecture, which commemorated the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), was held at the SGI-Spain Culture Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid. Keynote speaker was Professor Concha Roldán of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)'s Institute of Philosophy. The lecture was also streamed live to SGI-Spain centers in Barcelona, Tenerife and Las Palmas. In his opening speech, SGI-Spain General Director Enrique Caputo introduced the history of Buddhism and highlighted that both Shakyamuni and Nichiren emphasized the equality of men and women. Alicia Rius

  • SGI Promotes Education for Sustainable Development at UNESCO World Conference

    From November 10-12, the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was convened in Nagoya, Japan. Held at the Nagoya Congress Center, the conference marked the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) and the launch of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD. Under the banner of "Learning Today for a Sustainable Future," the conference reviewed the achievements of the UN decade and set the stage for the future. Prior to the world conference, stakeholder meetings were held in Okayama Prefecture from November 4-8, where the key ESD stakeholder groups gathered to provide input

  • SGI Promotes Education and Youth Leadership at Geneva NGO Forum on Women's Rights

    From November 3-5, the Geneva NGO Forum--Beijing+20 ECE Regional Review was held at the UN Office at Geneva on the theme "Act, Advance, Achieve, Women's Rights." The forum, which attracted 700 participants from 56 countries, was organized by the NGO CSW (Committee on the Status of Women) in Geneva. On 4 November, during the Geneva NGO forum, SGI and Soroptimist International, a global volunteer movement promoting women's rights, co-organized an interactive roundtable on the Education and Training of Women, one of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA)'s 12 critical areas of concern. Adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women held


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