The youth of today have not witnessed the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. But, CTBTO Youth Group member Ravi Patel and his co-authors don’t think this will affect future efforts in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, as millennials “are more globally engaged than any previous generation.”
“One project led by the CTBTO youth initiative is to identify the benefits beyond security that can be derived from the treaty’s entry into force. The young researchers will present their findings during the Ministerial Meeting at the Forty-Sixth Session of the Preparatory Commission in June. Engaging the emerging generation reflects a realization that nuclear security challenges are multigenerational.”
With a rise in political engagement, young people are continually showing interest in making positive global change, including pushing for the end of nuclear testing.
Read more on CTBTO Youth Group