Youth for Peace Symposium 2018

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) President Daisaku Ikeda shares:

Happiness and peace are the inborn desires of all human beings.
Peace is not some abstract concept far removed from our everyday lives.
Neither is it something given to us and to be taken for granted.
“It is something that we human beings must create, through our own effort and wisdom,”

  • How do we build an inclusive society amidst trends of widening social divide and an ageing population? And how does human rights education play a vital role in embracing diversity and empowering lives?
  • Why is the prohibition and disarmament of nuclear weapons pertinent in our common quest to protect the life and dignity of each individual, and in essence, choosing hope for humanity?

As a key lead up event towards the Singapore Soka Association’s Youth Summit this August, the Youth for Peace Symposium 2018 is themed “Choose Hope ~ Embracing Diversity, Empowering Lives” and serves as a platform for youths who want to make a difference for peace to gather and explore the key topics highlighted in and inspired by SGI President Ikeda’s 2018 Peace Proposal titled “Towards an Era of Human Rights: Building a People’s Movement”.

Key highlights that participants can look forward to:

  • A panel discussion on some of the global concerns raised in the Peace Proposal translated to local thoughts, words and hopefully actions!
  • Small group dialogues where participants can explore in greater depth the key issues raised and exchange one’s views.
  • A peace exhibition entitled, “Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education”.

Symposium Details

Date: 30 June 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 3.15pm – 5pm
Venue: Singapore Soka Association Headquarters

Dress Code: Smart casual

Please register through the form below. We look forward to seeing you there!

About SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s Peace Proposals

As part of his lifelong commitment towards world peace and the realisation of human potential, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda has issued peace proposals offering a Buddhist perspective and solutions to global problems on January 26 every year since 1983. The annual peace proposal diagnoses problems at a fundamental level and offers concrete and pragmatic solutions to pressing global concerns. (To read the annual peace proposals, please visit: