SGI Co-organizes Conference on Nuclear Disarmament in Kazakhstan

Global 2023
People seated around a table at a conference.
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On August 29, the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) co-organized the regional conference “Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia” in Astana, Kazakhstan, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Center for International Security and Policy and ICAN. Participants included delegates from the five member states of the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. SGI Director General for Peace and Global Issues Hirotsugu Terasaki gave a speech expressing his hope for meaningful discussions on the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), in order to move the world in the direction of nuclear disarmament.