On Tuesday 2nd August, BASIC, the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs invited Youth participants to form four working groups at a jointly organised side event. These groups were tasked with articulating and prioritising action items for NPT stakeholders across its three pillars and the topic of equity, diversity and inclusion.
The working groups utilised this 90-minute ‘sprint session’ to formulate discrete, implementable and innovative recommendations for NPT States Parties to make progress within each of these four areas. Following the Sprint Session, the four youth Chairs collaborated with the BASIC team to draft a brief summary statement of the recommendations and insights developed by each working group, as well as a more extended working paper.
On Thursday 11th August, the Chairs from the Youth Working Group Sprint Session shared the Youth Working Paper and their group’s insights, perspectives and recommendations with an esteemed panel of four senior leaders. You can find the recording of the event here.
BASIC-UNODA-ROK would like to thank the Early Career Experts involved for their work:
Non-Proliferation Group: Naomi Egel (working group chair), Abdul Moiz Khan, Musa Carew, Nomsa Ndongwe, Rahuldeep Singh,Vincent Lavenac, Patricia Jaworek, Daniela Cordero, Kseniia Pirnavskaia, Miyuki Horiguchi, Molly McGinty.
Disarmament Group: Christelle Barakat (working group chair), Océane Van Geluwe, Rebecca Pantani, Jeremy Faust, Declan Penrose, Anita Sangha, Grecia Moya Sedano Camacho, Shane Ward, Abdirahim Mohamed, Juan Sebastian Huertas Olea, Leila Laing.
Peaceful Uses Group: Ian Fleming-Zhou (working group chair), Muhammed Ali Alkis, Mikhail Kupriyanov, Jorge Valderrábano, Elia Duran-Smith, Ghazal Ozairi, Zain Hussain, Florencia de los Angeles Renteria del Toro, Aishwarya Anand.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Kirsten Mosey (working group chair), Lisa Vickers, Sophia Poteet, Caitlin Mclain, Choha Kim, Peter Rigg, Elin Bergner, Galina Salnikova.