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Peace Proposal 2017
Peace Proposal 2017

By Daisaku Ikeda , 2017

Sixty years have passed since my mentor, second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda (1900–58), issued his declaration calling for the prohibition and abolition of nuclear weapons.

At the core of his thinking was a vision of global citizenship rooted in the philosophy of respect for life’s inherent dignity as taught in Buddhism.

This is the conviction that no one should be subjected to discrimination, be exploited or have their interests sacrificed for the benefit of others. This resonates strongly with the United Nations’ appeal to the international community to create a world in which “no one will be left behind.”

Our world today is confronted by numerous grave challenges including a seemingly unending succession of armed conflicts and the sufferings of the rapidly growing refugee population. I am not, however, pessimistic about humanity’s future. My reason is the faith I place in our world’s young people, each of whom embodies hope and the possibility of a better future.

I would like to offer thoughts on how to build the kind of peaceful, just and inclusive societies envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were launched last year, putting special focus on the role of youth.

Building Solidarity: The Role of Young People
Overcoming Division and Xenophobia
Engaging Youth and Women in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Moving Past Deterrence
Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons: The Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
A People’s Declaration for a World without Nuclear Weapons
Restoring Hope in the Lives of Refugees
Human Rights Education
Gender Equality

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Language English
Publisher Soka Gakkai International

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