German Foreign Office hosts CYG seminar in Berlin
Challenges and prospects for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty were discussed by a meeting of 30 students and young professionals—including members of the CTBTO Youth Group (CYG)—at the invitation of the German Foreign Office. The meeting also identified priority areas where progress is needed most to reduce nuclear risks, including tensions with North Korea.
Generation CTBT: how to stop nuclear testing once and for all - @Youth4CTBT first workshop in Germany begins at @AuswaertigesAmt in Berlin, with discussions of the achievements and the future of the Treaty & the role and importance of the @ctbto_alerts Youth Group pic.twitter.com/WlAWYMAARr— Marianna Argh (@MariannaArgh) November 27, 2018
The target audience of the one-day meeting in late November were German-speaking young professionals from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Two staff members of the CTBTO also attended the meeting to support the event.
Excellent ideas of 30 young nuclear #disarmament experts on #CTBT today in Berlin. Thank you all for coming @Youth4CTBT! We need young voices to #finishwhatwestarted @ctbto_alerts pic.twitter.com/byrXSDVVQ7— Susanne Baumann (@GERMANYonUN) November 27, 2018
Following the meeting, participants visited two embassies (Japan and United States of America) in Berlin during the afternoon. These visits allowed the participants to appreciate the pragmatic realities of the visionary thinking developed during their morning discussions.
#Berlin: kick-off of the @Youth4CTBT conference at German @AuswaertigesAmt. Disarmament is all about survival of #humanity; thus, the key part to be played by #youths (Rüdiger Bohn, in charge of #disarmament and #non-proliferation). @SinaZerbo @ctbto_alerts pic.twitter.com/5vsNRpKWIo— Lamine SEYDI (@TheSeydi) November 27, 2018
The visits to the Japanese and US Embassies also provided the young professionals with an opportunity to discuss the topics of interest—not only with the German MFA and CTBTO—but also with representatives of other countries.
Young scientists discuss how to promote a role of #CTBTO in the context of the verifiable denuclearization of North Korea at @GermanyDiplo.— Martin Kalinowski (@mbkalinowski) November 27, 2018
Motivated by @sinazerbo "Current developments on the Korean peninsula may provide a unique opportunity for the CTBT" https://t.co/shSkNdhTzS pic.twitter.com/NMI9jA3Ydc