How Young People Are Trying to Stop Nuclear Weapons Testing

In this TeenVogue op-ed, CTBTO GEM member Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada, and CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) member Sarah Bidgood, Senior Research Associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies explain how the CTBTO “provides a way for the next generation to make their voices heard” through the CYG, founded in 2016. With now more than 300 members, the CYG is involved in “an impressive spread of activities from research and analysis to grassroots advocacy”. Youth Group members’ reach through social media “demonstrates how much the treaty resonates with their generation once its benefits are understood”, highlighting the importance of establishing links between the Treaty and the youth of today. It is this link that has allowed “a new generation of activists to challenge the status quo by asking tough questions that move the nuclear debate forward”. Read the complete article on TeenVogue.

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