2015 - Now
A Future of True Peace for Humanity
The second decade of the new millennium saw SGM strengthening its foundations for the future to become an organisation that contributes to humanity.
SGM expanded its efforts in promoting the abolition of nuclear weapons, first with the “Everything You Treasure – For a World Free from Nuclear Weapons” exhibition, created by Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) that was launched locally in August 2015.
In November 2016, the SGI Asia Culture and Education Centre was completed in Johor Bahru, Johor. This centre aims to be a focal point for SGI members in Asia to gather and work for the peace and happiness of the people in Asia.
SGM also worked closely with various agencies, including the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs towards the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) that was adopted by the United Nations in July 2017.
Over the years Run for Peace gained popularity and in 2019 it was held in 28 locations and witnessed participation from 120,000 people. This event is the key activity of SGM’s September Month of Peace during which SGM members make special efforts to raise awareness that peace begins with the individual. Run for Peace is also supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Rakan TPNW social media initiative was launched in February 2020.
On September 30, 2020, SGM’s efforts bore fruit when the Malaysian government became the 46th country to ratify the TPNW.
Less than a month later, the 50 ratifications to make the law enter into force globally was achieved, and on January 22, 2021, this historic treaty that makes nuclear weapons illegal officially entered into force.
SGM’s efforts were praised by various party, including the Malaysian foreign minister and ICAN.
SGM will continue to strive to create value and play its part in creating a peaceful, global community from Malaysia.