This youth forum will serve as a platform in which young individuals will engage in a multicultural dialogue about peacekeeping with their peers. They will also obtain a clearer understanding of the responsibilities and realities facing political actors.
This project will inspire them to implement actions in their respective states in order to create a safer and more peaceful future world.
- To counteract the NWS’ strategy, it is imperative for international youth to support the TPNW and challenge the NWS’ arguments by lobbying states and presenting a strong youth statement.
- We are aiming to change the narrative on nuclear weapons: one from neo-realism and focused on nuclear deterrence policies to one focused on human security. This is an innovative constructivist approach to addressing nuclear policies.
- To ensure that changes will occur and young people’s voices are heard, we are aiming to bring 15-20 students to New York from April 26 to May 3 for both preliminary activities and the first week of the NPT PrepCom
- In early April of 2019, PEAC Institute will organize a series of webinars, featuring leading experts from different civil society groups.
- On April 27, 2019, Orientation for the participants in New York. At the orientation, we will review the schedule and discuss the strategy.
- During the 2019 NPT PrepCom, the participants will be expected to monitor the plenary discussions, deliver the youth presentation, and lobby delegates to support the TPNW. The participants will work in tandem with civil society organizations to increase support for the early entry into force of the TPNW.
- Upon completing the program, the participants will receive certificates.
- The 2019 NPT Prepcom will be in New York from April 29, 2019 to May 10, 2019.
- States will engage in debates on the relationship between the TPNW and the NPT. The majority will contend that the TPNW closes the legal missing gap in the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
- The Nuclear Weapon States (NWS) will challenge this notion and pressure states to support their stance.
- Application Fee: $200
- can be used as initial installment for the program fee, application fee is non-refundable
Program Fee | Single Room: $1,400.00
Program Fee | Shared Room: $1,200.00
Program Fee | Basic, no accommodations: $1,000.00
1) Do I need a visa? When and how would I get one if I get selected?
If you are a US citizen you do not need a visa. If you are not, check the United States embassy site: https://uk.usembassy.gov/visiting-united-states/ It will be your responsibility to get a visa, however, we can help with any needed documentation about the purpose of the trip.
3) What is the commitment, what is expected of the individual before and after the trip?
You will be expected to attend 1 meeting (in person or online) before departure, participate in a preporatory web series, and 1 meeting (in person or online) upon return.
4) Will I have any free time on the trip?
Yes, there will be some free time during the day but you will be expected to attend meetings. Your evenings are free.
5) Is this trip free?
No, you have to provide your own funding. However, if selected we do have student housing reserved and we will provide you links to airfare.