We invite you to discover how we can each play a role in building a more secure world and how young people can be involved in efforts to secure a more peaceful future for us all.
In partnership with the Knowledge and Learning Commons, participate in an interactive conversation at our five stations, where a range of UNIDIR speakers will cover key topics in international security, including issues concerning space, cyber security, artificial intelligence, nuclear weapons, and gender and disarmament.
How disarmament is changing in the 21st century
Impacts of cyber, space, AI and nuclear technologies
Links between development, climate change and arms control
How youth can get involved
Discovery Day will take place in the Library Events Room (LER) B135, B Building, First floor, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
The day is divided into two sessions, with the second having more focus towards young people’s participation. You are free to choose the session that best suits your schedule, though we would recommend Session Two for school and university students. Participants who cannot attend a full session can also join in with the interactive conversation where their schedule allows.
9:00 – Refreshments and reception in the UN Library Lobby
9:30 – Welcome remarks (with UNIDIR Director Robin Geiss)
9:45 – Introduction to UNIDIR’s work with Heads of Programme
10-11:00 – Interactive conversation with programmes at discovery stations
11-11:30 – Break
Session Two (with youth focus)
11:30 – Welcome remarks (with UNIDIR Director Robin Geiss)
11:45 – Introduction to UNIDIR’s work with Heads of Programme
12-13:00 – Interactive conversation with programmes at discovery stations
13:00 – Closing