This webinar event, which is open to anyone to join, will highlight the valuable experiences and knowledge of ‘Elders’ in a conversation facilitated by youth leaders. And it will launch Youth Fusion Elders, a youth-led program to build intergenerational dialogue and cooperation.
‘Elders’ speaking at the event
Youth leaders who will introduce the speakers:
Ms Michaela Sorensen, UN Youth Association, Denmark; Mr Christoph Jaschek, Research Assistant, World Future Council, Germany; Ms Nico Edwards, PNND Research and Policy Assistant, United Kingdom, and Mr Arthur Duforest, PNND Research and Policy Assistant, France/Denmark.
Youth Fusion Elders:
‘Elder –a person having authority because of age and experience’
Youth Fusion highlights the importance of inter-generational dialogue, and of youth learning from the experience of those who have been long-time and effective leaders in the peace and disarmament fields. In this regard, we recognise and affirm Youth Fusion Elders, those we hold in high esteem, and whose leadership, accomplishments, ideas and wisdom we highlight online and through our activities.
March 1: World Future Day/Nuclear Remembrance Day
The Youth Fusion Elders launch event is held in conjunction with a 24 hour round-the-world conversation for World Future Day which starts in Aotearoa-New Zealand at 12noon and moves westward each hour to the next time-zone. March 1 is also Nuclear Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the most destructive nuclear weapons test ever conducted in the Pacific. The impact of the radiation dispersed from this test will last for generations.
Youth Fusion, the youth network of Abolition 2000, is a world-wide platform for young individuals and organizations in the field of nuclear disarmament, risk-reduction and non-proliferation. Youth Fusion focuses on youth action and intergenerational dialogue, building on the links between disarmament, peace, climate action, sustainable development and building back better from the pandemic.