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U.N. Headquarters, New York. On Oct. 24, the U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons reached its precondition for entry into force.

A Revolution in Disarmament

Hiroshima Atomic bomb survivor Setsuko Thurlow cried tears of joy when she learned that, on Oct. 24, the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons had reached the 50th member state required for its entry into force.

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SGI Statement on the Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by 50 States

We wish to wholeheartedly welcome the ratification, on October 24, 2020, UN Day, of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) by Honduras, meeting the 50-state minimum necessary for the entry into force. Three years and…

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Soka Gakkai Urges Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on 75th Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

TOKYO, Aug 6, 2020: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization has put out a statement calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and the early entry into force…

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Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President of IPPNW, On Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Dr. Ira Helfand is the co-founder & past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). He currently serves as the Co– President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW-1985 Nobel Peace Prize laureate organization.) He also servers…

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ICAN Visits Soka Gakkai Headquarters

2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate ICAN representatives Executive Director Beatrice Fihn and International Steering Group member Akira Kawasaki visited Soka Gakkai Headquarters in Tokyo on January 17 and were welcomed by Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada. SGI Youth…

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