Young people aged 13-29 invited to enter the UN#75 Word4Disarmament Youth Challenge (deadline 26 September 2020)

The “UN #75 Words4Disarmament Youth Challenge” is currently inviting young people around the world to express what disarmament means to them and their communities in 75 words.

The challenge provides an opportunity to think about disarmament not as an abstract concept but as a practical means to help prevent armed conflict and promote peace and security.

The Challenge was launched on Wednesday 12 August – International Youth Day – which in 2020 year is celebrated under the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”. The campaign will close on Saturday 26 September which marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

The Challenge is open to young people between the ages of 13 to 29.

Submissions will be welcomed in the following three age groups:

o 13-18 years (middle and high school).
o 19-24 years (college and graduate school), and
o 25-29 years (early career professionals).

The five winners from each group will be invited to read their entries in self-recorded videos that will be featured on and widely disseminated and shared through the Office for Disarmament Affairs’ websites and social media during the Disarmament Week, which is celebrated annually from 24 to 30 October.

For more information, visit the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs website.

Further information, including a You Tube video about the Challenge, and details on how to is available at this LINK.