UNIDIR believes in the power of today’s youth to bring about lasting, positive change in arms control and disarmament. Its innovative Youth Engagement Programme has a strong focus on disarmament and in 2022 has delivered, among other activities: an Online Youth Disarmament Orientation Course and a Global Disarmament Essay Competition. This event launched the Online Youth Disarmament Orientation Course and presented the winners of the Essay Competition and their work.
Opening remarks – Dr. Robin Geiss & H.E. Amb. Yoon Seong-mee
Presentation of UNIDIR’s Youth Engagement Programme – Dr. Cecile Aptel
Video Projection & Launch of the Youth Disarmament Course – Mr. Leou Chen
Introduction to the Global Disarmament Essay Competition – Ms. Matilde Vecchioni
Presentation of the top 3 winning essays – Ms. Layal Al Ghoozi, Ms. Ludovica Castelli and Ms. Zahra Bel Arache
Launch of the Essays Compendium & Presentation of the awards
A recording of the event is available on UNIDIR's YouTube channel (or see below):