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Voices Gorbachev/Shultz Legacy Youth Award and Youth Fusion

August 16, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Photo montage: Voices logo plus Shultz and Gorbachev in Moscow, Oct 23, 1987, George P Shultz Collection, Hoover Archives from the documentary The Bomb: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, plus Youth Fusion leaders and graphic.

Tuesday August 16, UN Conference Room B. 11:00 – 12:30
A special event with Youth Fusion, the 2022 winners of the Voices Gorbachev/Shultz Legacy Youth Award And introducing The Bomb: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: a dialogue between George Shultz and Mikhael Gorbachev. Event will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/BaselPeaceOffice and on Youth Fusion social media.


  • Audrey Kitagawa JD.
    President/Founder of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, URI UN Representative, Member of Voices for a Nuclear Weapons Free World, Ambassador, Religions for Peace.
  • Jonathan Granoff
    President, Global Security Institute. Board member, Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.
  • Vanda Proskova.
    Vice-President PragueVision Institute for Sustainable Development. Co-convenor, Youth Fusion.
  • Michaela Sorensen.
    PNND Gender, Peace and Security Program Director. Co-convenor, Youth Fusion.

“Youth are rising up against the ills perpetrated by the elders. The massive expenditure on war economies, nuclear proliferation and blatant disregard of consequences is a serious indictment on the elders. As the world faces the horrors of climate change, poverty, inequality, degradation and violence around the world, Youth Fusion is organising and amplifying the voices of youth, that need to be heard and heeded if the world is to survive.”
Ela Gandhi, Co-President of Religions for Peace and grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi.

Event outline
On August 6, Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons announced Youth Fusion as the winners of the 2022 Gorbachev/Shultz Legacy Youth Award. Youth Fusion, the youth wing of the Abolition 2000 global network for the elimination of nuclear weapons. The award recognise Youth Fusion’s leadership in advancing inter-generational cooperation on peace and disarmament, human rights aspects of the nuclear arms race, innovative and interactive methods to engage youth in nuclear disarmament issues, and for building connections and cooperation between peace, nuclear disarmament, climate action and public health.

Come to this event to be inspired by exciting youth and inter-generational programs and actions for peace and disarmament.

Also at the event will be a video excerpt of an intriguing dialogue between George Shultz and Mikhael Gorbachev from the documentary The Bomb: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

For more information on ther 2022 Award to youth Fusion see Youth Fusion wins the Gorbachev/Shultz Legacy Youth Award

“The contribution of Youth Fusion to the nuclear-disarmament movement is invaluable. Through fruitful dialogue with people from across a spectrum of ages, disciplines, cultures and geopolitical contexts, Youth Fusion leaders have brought to the fore the interconnectedness of the nuclear threat with other major challenges facing humanity. The fresh, critical voices of the youth are badly needed to get rid once and for all of the cold-war mentality that still prevails and takes new and dangerous turns.” Prof. Ana María Cetto, Research professor of the Institute of Physics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mexico’s 2003 Woman of the Year.

There is no need to register. However, you need to have a UN grounds pass. This event is organised primarily as a side event of the 10th NPT Review Conference.


August 16, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT


United Religions Initiative
Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament
Basel Peace Office
Global Security Institute


United Nations
United Nations Conf Room B
New York, United States
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