Young academics, professionals and activists working in the field of nuclear disarmament, are invited to Prague for the international youth conference Reaching HIGH for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World.
The conference, which will take place from Nov 27-29, 2017 (apologies for incorrect date in an earlier notice) at the historic Charles University, established in 1348 by King Charles of Bohemia.
It will include workshop sessions, networking, action planning, an exciting social media action and a visit to the ATOM Muzeum, a former nuclear weapons depot approximately one-hour drive from Prague.
The conference will be held just before the Prague Insecurity Conference, which flows on from the Prague Agenda Conferences held annually since former U.S. President Barack Obama gave his historic speech in Prague putting forward the vision and commitment to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world.
There is now a different U.S. administration, as well as new political realities and international conflicts to be addressed in order to reduce the risks of nuclear confrontation and make progress toward the elimination of nuclear weapons.
There are also new opportunities including the Treaty on the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) adopted at the United Nations in July 2017, and the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament (UNHLC) which will take place in May 2018.
A key focus of the conference will be to explore the political and economic dynamics of nuclear weapons policies, and the ways in which youth can engage with parliamentarians, governments, UN agencies and other civil society networks to influence policy and support the UN processes, especially the 2018 UNHLC.
The Prague youth conference organizing team reaching high for a nuclear-weapon-free world
The conference will include six workshop sessions, led by young professionals and activists, on topics including nuclear risk-reduction, nuclear weapons and sustainable development, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, engaging with legislators and the United Nations, planning youth actions and intergenerational cooperation.
For further information please contact or visit Reaching HIGH for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World.
The conference is being organised by the Abolition 2000 Youth Network, co-sponsored by the Basel Peace Office, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND), Prague Vision Institute for Sustainable Security, Centre for Security Policy at Charles University (SBP) and UNFOLD ZERO.
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