Seoul, South Korea / ACCESSWIRE / June 28, 2021 / The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) will co-host the “Youth Forum on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation” in a mixed (online and offline) format from the 29th to June 30. This year is our 30th anniversary of South Korea’s accession to the United Nations, and this joint event is even more meaningful.
The Youth Forum will bring together 27 young people from 23 different countries including South Korea, the United States, Japan, France, Uganda, etc. They will discuss disarmament and non-proliferation issues and the role of youth, three sub-themes related to the young generation— -The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), emerging technologies and gender. As a result of the forum, the “Seoul Youth Declaration on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation” will be followed.
Mr. Ham Sang-wook, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ms. Zhongguang, Deputy Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations, will deliver opening speeches on behalf of the Republic of Korea. Subsequently, the government of South Korea (South Korea) and the United Nations respectively issued welcome speeches by Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Youth.
The Seoul Youth Declaration on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation was formulated by the 27 participants of the Youth Forum and included recommendations on disarmament and non-proliferation issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals, emerging technologies and gender issues.
Prior to the Youth Forum, a special meeting of Korean students on the occasion of the Forum was held on June 25th at Naudo Island, Seoul. In the one-day event, more than 20 Korean youths focused on the role of Korean youth related to the Sustainable Development Goals, emerging technologies and gender issues, and focused on disarmament and non-proliferation issues.
As an advocate of Action 38 of the UN Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda and establishing a platform for youth participation, the Republic of Korea and 84 co-sponsors at the UN General Assembly proposed a resolution on “Youth, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation” and passed it unanimously. The second resolution will be presented later this year.
In this regard, the youth forum and special meetings during the forum are of great significance, because South Korea and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs can provide space for constructive and participatory discussions among young participants on disarmament and non-proliferation issues.
Organization: Secretariat of the Youth Forum on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Contact: Eui Lim, Jin
source: Youth Forum Secretariat
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