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Global Efforts for Peace

Seminar on Ikeda’s Peace Proposals Held on UN Day

Photo by Seikyo Press.

On October 24, the Soka Gakkai affiliated Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue and the SGI Office for UN Affairs co-organized a webinar titled “The Peace Proposals at 40: Creating Vibrant Hope and Advancing the Culture of Peace.” The online event, timed to coincide with United Nations Day, commemorated the publication of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s 40th peace proposal and was attended by some 400 people from 36 countries. Former UN Under-Secretary-General Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury delivered the keynote speech, commending President Ikeda for his support of and contributions to the UN over many years. Following the speech, a discussion was held among panelists Alice Ferrario, education and youth coordinator of Senzatomica, Dr. Namrata Sharma, adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Oswego, Paulina Tandiono, associate human rights officer of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Dr. Swee-Hin Toh, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta.

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