Each February, Center founder Daisaku Ikeda submits a detailed proposal to the United Nations outlining strategies for a more peaceful and flourishing world in the year to come. This year's proposal is called "The Global Solidarity of Youth." In his introduction, Mr. Ikeda states: "Our world today is confronted by numerous grave challenges including a seemingly unending succession of armed conflicts and the sufferings of the rapidly growing refugee population. I am not, however, pessimistic about humanity’s future. My reason is the faith I place in our world’s young people, each of whom embodies hope and the possibility of a better future."