The INES Global Responsibility Newsletter reports and comments – from a global perspective – on political, technical and societal developments and comprises of regular internal news sections.
Mission of the INES global Youth and Student Program
The 2010 established INES Youth and Student Program guides’ young people and students of different scientific disciplines into the thematic field of (nuclear) disarmament, and peace and security politics.
The programs’ main intent is political activation and peace education in the three main operative areas of responsibility:
• Information on (nuclear) disarmament affairs
• Information about and training of peaceful conflict resolution
• Advancement of political knowledge and the political will of young people
• Implementation of ethical thinking and values into (scientific) education
Bonn, the student conference adjoining the Right Livelihood Award celebrations and conference from 14.-19. September 2010.
Combining the energy of young people with the knowledge of advocates for responsible social change
At the six-day conference, 120 young people from all around the world – Latin and Northern America, Near East, Africa, Asia and Europe – came together to mutually exchange their experiences and thematic knowledge in seven politically highly relevant topics. The topics covered environmental issues, the promotion of cultural diversity and aid as well as alternative approaches to a restructured global economy and the empowerment of civil societies.
Participants of the Youth Conference took a broad look at the current global situation. They asked themselves what they could do to stop or even reverse current destructive developments. They also discussed what they as the young generation expect from today’s decision makers in politics, society, and business.
Divided into seven main topics, the group of 120 participants has agreed upon the following Youth Future Manifesto. Furthermore, German youth delegates delivered an extended version of this manifesto to the UN Millennium Goals Conference in New York.
In July 2010 INES had the pleasure to win Mehmet Fatih Oezcan as a new staff member coordinating programs for youths and students of INES. Fatih Oezcan is a student of Political Science and English-Speaking Cultures at the University of Bremen. Fatih Oezcan has interned at various organisations and companies such as FGS (Federation of German Scientists), IALANA and IMAP Düsseldorf (Intercultural Management and Policy Advice). During the NGO session of the 8th NPT Review Conference 2010 in New York, he gave the youth speech initiated by the Ban All Nukes Generation (BANg Europe) to all participating diplomat (see video below). He also spoke at the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day in Cologne (Germany) specifically about the impressions and experiences of the German youth delegation at the NPT Review Conference.