Peace and Disarmament
Inter Press Service and IDN-InDepthNews Interview SGI President on 2008 Peace Proposal
Inter Press Service (IPS), a news agency specializing in development and human rights issues, and IDN-InDepthNews, providing news and information on a wide range of global issues, recently news and information on a wide range of global issues, interviewed SGI President Daisaku Ikeda about his 2008 peace proposal. Based in Rome, IPS is "a communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability and participation around development, promoting a new international information order between the South and the North." Founded in 1964, it is now a leading news agency with a global network spanning 150 countries.
IPS reporting focuses on six core themes within the southern hemisphere: poverty and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG); civil society; sustainable development; globalization and the South; alliance among civilizations; and human rights and gender issues.
The English version of Mr. Ikeda's interview with IPS appears on the IPS website at the following link: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41775
The Spanish version can be found at: http://www.ipsnoticias.net/nota.asp?idnews=87942
[Adapted from a news item dated March 28, 2008 on the Daisaku Ikeda Official Website: http://www.daisakuikeda.org/sub/news/2008/march/DI_080328ips-interview.html]