The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the government of Japan have reached agreement on the terms to establish a new programme called “Youth Leader Fund for a World Without Nuclear Weapons”. The programme will contribute to UNODA’s efforts for disarmament and non-proliferation education and youth outreach work in support of a world without nuclear weapons.
The primary goal of this multi-year programme is to bring the world to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to learn the lessons of nuclear weapons use, and bring the lessons of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the world. The programme will engage and develop the capacities of diverse international cohorts of future leaders and other key actors from both nuclear-weapon States and non-nuclear-weapon States, from governments, civil society, education, academia, media, industry, and other sectors.
For more information on the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs’ work on disarmament education, visit our landing page with helpful resources and our Disarmament Education Dashboard, which offers online interactive courses on disarmament topics.
More information on the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs’ #Youth4Disarmament initiative can be found here .