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Peace and Disarmament

Back to listAug 1, 2008

Inter Press Service Interviews SGI President on Nuclear Disarmament

Inter Press Service (IPS), a news agency that specializes in development and human rights issues, recently interviewed SGI President Daisaku Ikeda on nuclear disarmament and the need to revive and re-energize efforts to achieve this goal. In the interview, he calls for a return to the original spirit of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the creation of an Arctic nuclear-weapons-free-zone.

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 enjoys General NGO consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is recognized as an ODA-eligible international organization by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD.

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=43416#

The Arabic version can be found at: http://www.ipsinternational.org/arabic/nota.asp?idnews=1282

[From the SGI Office of Public Information, Japan]