Ushering in a New Era of Hope
SGI President Ikeda’s 2017 Peace Proposal
Of this proposal, President Ikeda says: “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 that were launched last year, putting special focus on the role of youth.”
Topics in this year’s proposal include addressing xenophobia, nuclear disarmament, responding to the refugee crisis, human rights education, education for global citizenship, gender equality, building a culture of human rights and the necessary role of youth in peacebuilding.
President Ikeda has issued annual proposals to the international community addressing global issues since 1983. They are issued on Jan. 26 to commemorate the founding of the SGI.
See the Feb. 3 World Tribune, p. 11. for the peace proposal synopsis.