Universal Respect for Human Dignity: the Great Path to Peace

In 2015 the problems of war and terrorism in the throughout the world continued. The crisis of Syrian refugees deepened. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s annual peace proposal submitted to the UN addresses these and other problems facing the world. We are publishing here, the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) news release summarizing and highlighting the proposal.

A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future

Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, has today issued his 2015 peace proposal, “A Shared Pledge for a More Humane Future: To Eliminate Misery from the Earth.” In the proposal, Ikeda welcomes the ambitious scale of the United Nations’ proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which call for putting an end to poverty “in all its forms everywhere.”