Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons
The exhibition “Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons” was jointly created by SGI (Soka Gakkai International) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Launched in Hiroshima in August 2012 at the 20th World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the exhibition commemorates the 55th anniversary of second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda’s September 8, 1957, Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.
The exhibition has been shown at various international conferences such as the Second Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference held in Geneva in April 2013, the first Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons held in Oslo, Norway, in March 2013 and the second in Nayarit, Mexico, in February 2014.
- To build a broader nuclear abolition constituency by providing the opportunity to learn about nuclear weapons from multiple viewpoints and in line with diverse interests
- To provide information and perspectives that empower people to take action for “the future we want”
- To generate popular momentum toward the outlawing of nuclear weapons through a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons
Nuclear weapons are a continuing and direct threat to all that we, collectively and individually, treasure. They impact us in ways ranging from humanitarian, environmental and economic to medical, generational and spiritual. We ourselves are the solution to the abolition of nuclear weapons which provides an opportunity to transform society, win over violence and establish a culture of peace.
The exhibition has a total of 40 panels (20 pairs) divided into 3 sections and is available in English, Spanish, Japanese and Russian.
- Section 1: What Do We Treasure?
Examines the historical realities of nuclear weapons use and their existence as a continuing threat to human security and sustainability—a safe and secure life for all. Viewers are invited to reflect on what is most important to them and the need to protect this from nuclear weapons.
- Section 2: Learning More
Examines the nuclear weapons issue from 12 perspectives: Humanitarian, Environmental, Medical, Economic, Human Rights, Energy, Scientific, Political, Spiritual, Gender, Generational and Security.
- Section 3: Changing Our Worldview
Presents an overview of disarmament achievements. Highlighting, that we ourselves are the solution, viewers are invited to share their personal commitment for action toward a nuclear-weapon-free world and the realization of an international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.
Queries about this exhibition should be directed through contact[at]peacesgi.org.