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World Future Day: Launch of Youth Fusion Elders
March 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CET
Launch of Youth Fusion Elders initiative
World Future Day/Nuclear Remembrance Day
Monday March 1, 2021. 6pm – 7:30 CET (12noon-1:30pm Eastern Time USA)
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.