On the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., speakers addressing the sixty-second annual DPI/NGO Conference in Mexico City on Friday morning said a people-centred development approach was the only way to ensure global security and prevent mass-scale atrocities such as “9/11” in the future.

Speaking during a round-table discussion entitled “New Challenges and Perspectives for Global Development and Security for the Twenty-First Century”, Hiro Sakurai, NGO Representative of the Japan-based Soka Gakkai International (SGI) to the United Nations and former President of the New York-based Committee of Religious NGOs, said empowering people to act on...

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