“While people are gradually beginning to acquire a global perspective, wars and struggles fought over racial, ethnic, and religious issues are as omnipresent as ever.  By calling a Special Session on Education, the United Nations can effectively launch a campaign for educating world citizens that will encourage people to see that we are all passengers on one “spaceship Earth,” that we are all members of the same “house.”  (Daisaku Ikeda, 1990 Peace Proposal)