Peace Boat has been working on a video project in partnership with BANG – Ban All Nukes Generation in support of the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons. The video will be shown at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security meeting from October 8th to November 9th, 2015 and at the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs in November 2015.
The Committee will provide space for each member state to discuss their positions on disarmament-related matters. The video will share the opinion of youth from Peace Boat, and students from MIIS – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey – on the issue of nuclear weapons in an attempt to mobilize people and government on the urgency of the situation.
In the video, each participant shared his/her views on why it is important to ban nuclear weapons. Peace Boats’ inters for example, focused on how nuclear weapons and humanity cannot coexist and cannot be part of our security policies because as global citizen they are very concerned about the consequences of the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Also, the video would help to reinforce the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and the humanitarian pledge issued by Austria. It is paramount that the next generation of young people is committed to the abolishment of nuclear weapons so that we can ensure the well- being of all humankind.
If you want to participate in this campaign or have any questions please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org