On 7 September 2017, the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace was convened by the President of the General Assembly in cooperation with the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP). SGI is a founding member of GMCoP and has helped organize the Forum as a core member of GMCoP for six consecutive years since the first Forum was convened in 2012.
Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams delivered the Keynote Address at the General Assembly Hall on this year’s theme “Sowing the Seeds of the Culture of Peace: Early Childhood Development is the Beginning” followed by statements from 41 governments and UN agencies. The afternoon session consisted of a panel of governments, UN experts, academics and civil society. To read the statements delivered at the Forum or watch the webcast recording, visit the UN website.