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Buddhist leader urges international co-operation in further steps on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Buddhist Leader Welcomes Entry into Force of Nuclear Ban Treaty, Urges International Cooperation to CombatPandemic in 39th Annual Peace Proposal,     Soka Gakkai , Jan 26, 2021,   TOKYO, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On January 26, 2021, the 39th annual peace proposal by Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, titled “Value Creation in a Time of Crisis” was released, marking the anniversary of the founding of the SGI.

Ikeda calls for further global cooperation to address the key issues of our time: the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and the need to rid the world of nuclear weapons. These issues are not constrained by national borders and cannot be solved by any one government or organization alone……….

Consistent with his decades of action toward the abolition of nuclear weapons, Ikeda welcomes the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which entered into force on January 22, 2021, as a “pivotal event ushering in a new era” that will spur a paradigm shift in approaches to security. He calls on Japan to participate in the first meeting of the States Parties to the TPNW, to begin to create the conditions in which future ratification can become possible.

He proposes that a forum for discussing the relationship between nuclear weapons and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) be held during the first meeting of States Parties to the TPNW.

At the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference scheduled for August 2021, Ikeda also urges discussion on the true meaning of security in the light of crises such as the climate emergency and the pandemic.

He calls for the final document of the Review Conference to include a pledge of non-use of nuclear weapons and the freezing of all nuclear weapon development until 2025.

A statement from Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada welcoming the entry into force of the TPNW issued on January 22 can be found at: https://www.sokaglobal.org/contact-us/media-room/statements/tpnw-entry-into-force.html. The SGI has also cosigned an interfaith statement together with more than 170 other religious groups. See: https://sgi-ouna.org/tpnw-eif-interfaith-statement ………..https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/buddhist-leader-welcomes-entry-into-force-of-nuclear-ban-treaty-urges-international-cooperation-to-combat-pandemic-in-39th-annual-peace-proposal-301214677.html

January 26, 2021 - Posted by | Japan, politics international, weapons and war

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  1. Many think ikeda is dead. I went to soka gakkai for 20 years. All they ever did is took my money. They do not care about Ican or ending nuke weapons. That is a total lie. They are part of the nuclear village in Japan. They run the political party komeito, in Japan. Komeito is pro LDP was pro Abe. They are like a Christian prosperity church in America. Crooks. They own Mitsubishi and oher pronuclear corporations in, japan. This article is propaganda rubbish. I tried to get young people to participate in the arms ban stuff at SGI. My group leader banned.it. . No go. Please take down the article or me.and.others will sue.u. sgi.screws.people in japan and america. I went there for 20 year. They are all about money. They tell people to.chant for money and cars. My ex gave them.500 a.month. part of reason for.my.divorce. They took my money the group leader said nuclear power is the best. They would not help me.at all to lobby for Ican ban they.are a fraud

    Comment by Terry norris | January 27, 2021 | Reply


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