2011 Peace Proposal
"Toward a World of Dignity for All: The Triumph of the Creative Life"
Each January, Daisaku Ikeda submits a peace proposal to the United Nations. Comprehensive in scope, the proposals address both the philosophies and the policies needed to realize true global flourishing. In the 2011 proposal, Ikeda points to a lack of political leadership in the face of dire global threats, including widespread poverty and accelerating climate change. Because of this failure, Ikeda argues that "civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction. I believe that we need a paradigm shift, a recognition that the essence of leadership is found in ordinary individuals -- whoever and wherever they may be -- fulfilling the role that is theirs alone to play."
>> Read an excerpt from the 2011 Peace Proposal to the United Nations