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What is the Youth4Disarmament Initiative? 

It is a youth outreach initiative established in 2019 by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs to connect geographically diverse young people with experts to learn about current international security challenges, the work of the United Nations and how to actively participate.

 

The Mandate 

General Assembly resolution 76/64

In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly reaffirmed the important and positive contribution of young people in sustaining peace and security.

The General Assembly resolution encouraged Member States, the United Nations, relevant specialized agencies and regional and subregional organizations to promote the meaningful and inclusive participation of young people in discussions in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation.

Secretary-General's Agenda for Disarmament

In 2018, the Secretary-General also recognized young people as a tremendous force for change in the world who had “proved their power time and again in support of the cause of disarmament”.

He thus committed the Office for Disarmament Affairs, in partnership with all interested entities, to further invest in disarmament education, including through the establishment of a platform for youth engagement.

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News

Flyer for the Youth Special Session: New Technologies and their Impact on the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Regime, being held on the 2nd December 2020 at 7am East Standard Time
Youth Special Session: New Technologies and their Impact on the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Regime
We're seeking interns!
Temporary Job Openings for Interns
BIOSECURITY DIPLOMACY WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH 2nd Edition, 2020 – 2021 - Call for applications now open
Biosecurity Diplomacy Workshop for Young Scientists from the Global South, 2nd Edition, 2020 – 2021

Videos

UN #75Words4Disarmament Youth Challenge Winners, 13-18 Age Category, with 1st Prize Winner remarks
UN #75Words4Disarmament Youth Challenge Winners, 19-24 Age Category, with 1st Prize Winner remarks
UN #75Words4Disarmament Youth Challenge Winners, 24-29 Age Category, with 1st Prize Winner remarks

Youth Community

Spotlight Stories

Proudly presenting the finished video to help guide high school students on key topics at the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Academic Lecture 2020: Disarmament and Peace”, held on 7 November 2020 in Seoul.
Mark Min Seong Kim
UNODA/UNDPPA Northeast Asia Youth Steering Committee Member

How can we make more young people aware of the importance of disarmament? This became a defining question for me as I led an education project for the Northeast Asia Youth Steering Committee, a group supported by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA).

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Youth Network of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Elimination Nuclear WeaponsVirtual
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2020
Youth Network of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Elimination Nuclear WeaponsVirtual
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