Implementation of the Proposals

President Ikeda’s Peace Proposals are not mere words on paper. The contents are highly valued by political leaders around the world. A number of his proposed ideas received great recognition and actually implemented.

Followings are some ideas that were put into practice by the United Nations.

  • The 1983 Proposal called for the convening of the United States - Soviet Union Summit for nuclear disarmament. In 1985, Soviet General Secretary Mikhail S. Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan held the summit meeting, and they agreed for a total abolition on intermediate-range nuclear forces. They also initiated to work on the abolition of ballistic missiles from 1988.
  • The 1985 Proposal called for the total ban on nuclear testing. The idea was officially adopted in 1996.
  • The 1987 Proposal delivered an idea for the “Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.” This was adopted by the United Nations in 2002. The proposal clearly listed up the areas where United Nations should work on the long-term education plan. Special emphasis were given to environment, development, peace and human right.
  • The 1988 Proposal called for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Cambodia through summits. The Paris Peace Accords was signed in October 1991 to restore peace and civil government in a country ruined by decades of civil war.
  • The 1988 Proposal also advocated the creation of a World Citizen’s Charter. This idea eventually culminated into the Earth Charter in March 2000.
  • The 1993 Proposal called for restriction in arms export. In 2006, this idea was adopted and discussion started.
  • The 1994 Proposal suggested the 6 states in Northeast Asia to hold a Peace Forum. The first forum was held in 2003.
  • The 1995 Proposal called for the establishment of International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC was established on March 11, 2003.
  • The 1997 Proposal advocated the total ban on anti-personnel landmines. The Ottawa Treaty (Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction) came into force on March 1, 1999.
  • The 1999 Proposal called for a ban of military recruitment on child soldiers. The first United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution [S-RES-1261] on the use of children as soldiers was issued in August 1999. And the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 May 2000.
  • The 2000 Proposal called for the establishment of a global fund for eradicating poverty. The international fund was created in 2002.
  • The 2002 Proposal made a proposal on preventing Nuclear Terror. The proposal was taken into action in 2005.
  • The 2004 Proposal called to constitute “Peace Rehabilitation Council” in the United Nations. The first meeting of the Council was held in 2006.