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Today the ten 2020 Youth Champions for Disarmament began their journey!

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
Virtual Meeting of Youth Champions
Waleed Helmy - Joe Aitkin - Patrick Karekezi - Palesa Mogorosi - Dilan Ezgi Koç - Isa J. Begemann - Linh Trang Phung - Christelle Barakat (Clockwise order) - Kirsten Mosey (Centre)

Meeting virtually for the first time, the group tackled subjects ranging from new technologies and nuclear threat, to the urbanisation of conflict and the engagement of young people,  highlighted under “A New Era of Conflict and Violence”as part of the ongoing UN75 effort. The Youth Champions brought with them their diverse backgrounds and perspectives and raised a number of fresh ideas in their discussion. Several champions stressed the importance of dialogue and education as means to finding solutions to the serious problems facing the world, and the group highlighted routes of interest they will follow over their time engaging with learning activities under the #Youth4Disarmament initiative. Today they have taken their first steps on their road to developing their own plans on how to engage in their communities on issues related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

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