Over the past couple of months, Youth MSP 2022 delegates and Youth for TPNW team members have been putting together Claiming our future: Youth Priorities for the TPNW. The result is a thematic policy document including recommendations from young people about what we would like to see from the first Meeting of State Parties of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The threat of nuclear weapon use provides an existential threat to the future of the largest generation in history, and this generation intends to contribute to preventing that. This document is a combined effort by youth delegates from around the world to identify several domains of threat amplifiers and youth inclusion in TPNW proceedings and larger disarmament efforts.
Working groups, inclusive of diverse views, have contributed to the thematic sections of emerging technologies, existential risks, disarmament education, intersectionality inclusivity, and verification, to try and contribute to the ongoing dialogue towards enhancing global peace and security by abolishing nuclear weapons.
This document does not claim to be representative of all youth voices and organisations, nor does it claim to be a comprehensive document of all possible issues and suggestions. This document has been prepared by a diverse representation of youth from around the world in the capacity of delegates to the Youth MSP as part of Youth for TPNW. We understand that this document and recommendations are just a starting place, but we wish to ignite conversations in the right direction by identifying the threats and possible ways forward.
Pacific Youth for TPNW have produced an expanded paper on the specific case of the Pacific nations and specific needs for Pacific Youth. The Pacific Youth for TPNW Briefing on the Treaty Implementation for the First Meeting of States Parties focuses particularly on youth needs for Articles 6 and 7 of the TPNW.