• UNITAR Division for Prosperity will host an online public session to commemorate the International Peace Day on 21 September 2022.
  • The online session "Striving towards a Nuclear Free World: Intersectional Dialogue for Youth" will be in English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation).
  • Young panelists will lead the discussion on the youth's challenges and opportunities in the field of nuclear disarmament.
Power of Youth from Hiroshima panelists (Different set of panelists will be present on 21 September)

13 September 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – On the 2022 International Day of Peace, 21 September, youth activists for nuclear disarmament will gather to seek breakthrough ideas towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The public is invited to the online event, which will be hosted by the UNITAR Division for Prosperity.

During the event, the panellists and audience will be invited to breakout-rooms for interactive discussions. We will welcome everyone’s active engagement and questions.

The dates 6 and 9 August 2022 marked 77 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Globally, there have been the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in June 2022 and the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in August 2022.

Also on 6 August 2022, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and youth activists in Japan held a heart-to-heart talk about nuclear disarmament at The Power of Youth from Hiroshima. The event was organized by UNITAR, together with United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo), and Hiroshima Prefecture / Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe).

Around the world, people are talking nuclear weapons – how they are our immediate concern. Young people are leading these discussions and taking actions in solidarity.

Join and see how you can be involved, too. Register with your full name at: https://unitar-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYld-urrz0rHdzsOlE-LfnlnLePboxEPFHx

Striving towards a Nuclear Free World: Intersectional Dialogue for Youth

Panellists will gather from :

The recording of the session is available here:


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2021, UNITAR trained 370,139 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. In addition to our headquarters in Geneva, we have offices in Hiroshima, New York, Bonn and various networks around the world.

One of the eight divisions of UNITAR, the Division for Prosperity, based from Hiroshima Office and Geneva Headquarters, seeks to shape an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world. World-class learning and knowledge sharing services on entrepreneurship, leadership, finance and trade, digital technologies, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are offered. We empower individuals from developing countries – especially women and young people – to address inequalities. Our alumni are making a difference in least-developed countries, countries emerging from conflict, and small island developing states.

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