Peace Proposals

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Every year, since 1983 SGI President Daisaku Ikeda has written and published a peace proposal which he has presented to the United Nations. Each proposal has a key theme which focuses on global issues affecting politicians, policy makers and individuals alike.  Overall these proposals explore the interrelation between core Buddhist concepts and the diverse challenges global society faces in the effort to realise peace and human security. In addition, President Ikeda has made proposals touching on specific issues affecting society such as education reform, the environment, the United Nations and nuclear abolition.

Below is a list of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s Peace Proposals – please click for a summary and/or the full text.

Peace Proposal 2016

Synopsis

All people have the right to live in happiness. The prime objective of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) movement is to forge an expanding solidarity of ordinary citizens committed to protecting that right and, in this way, to rid the world of needless...

Peace Proposal 2015

Synopsis

On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), I would like to offer some thoughts on ways to generate greater solidarity among the people of the world for peace and humane values and for the elimination...

Peace Proposal 2014

Synopsis

To commemorate January 26, the anniversary of the founding of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), I would like to offer thoughts on how we can redirect the currents of the twenty-first century toward greater hope, solidarity and peace in order to construct a...

Peace Proposal 2013

Synopsis

Efforts are currently under way to define a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a target date of 2030. As we debate these goals, we must face head-on the underlying ailments of human civilization in order to ensure that efforts to improve the human...

Peace Proposal 2012

Synopsis

The economist Amartya Sen, a renowned advocate of the methods and approaches of human security, has emphasized "the dangers of sudden deprivation." Such unanticipated threats can take the form of natural disaster and conflict, and can also arise from economic crises and...

Peace Proposal 2011

by Daisaku Ikeda President, Soka Gakkai International 

Synopsis

Our contemporary society is becoming increasingly fragmented as traditional family and community bonds break down. This is closely linked to a failure of communication, a breakdown of language as words...

Peace Proposal 2010

by Daisaku Ikeda President, Soka Gakkai International 

Synopsis

We are living in an era marked by an absence of values, in which no measure of worth other than the monetary is recognized. Discussions of poverty and income disparity, for example, are cast solely in terms of...

Peace Proposal 2009

by Daisaku Ikeda President, Soka Gakkai International 

Synopsis

The impact of the "once-in-a-century" financial meltdown has now spread to engulf the whole world. There are growing signs that the current financial turmoil is undermining the real economy, bringing...

Peace Proposal 2008

by Daisaku Ikeda President, Soka Gakkai International

Synopsis

The optimism that greeted the end of the Cold War and the prospect of the creation of a new world order quickly dissolved, to be replaced by an overriding impression of global disorder. While...

Peace Proposal 2007

by Daisaku Ikeda President, Soka Gakkai International

Synopsis

The year 2007 marks fifty years since the second president of the Soka Gakkai, Josei Toda, made an historic declaration condemning nuclear weapons as "an absolute evil' and calling for their...

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