Spring 2020     

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The Open Minds Project 


The Open Minds Project is a collection of materials produced by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs 
to promote meaningful and inclusive participation and empowerment of youth on disarmament and non-proliferation issues. Materials included below remind us that extraordinary things are happening. This newsletter helps you find them. 

HR Statement the Global Days of Action on Military Spending


Young professionals learn online through 2020 Scholarship for Peace and Security


UN and ICRC joint appeal to avoid use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas (explainer)


Secretary-General’s message on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action


A message by High Representative Nakamitsu – How UNODA remains active and committed to disarmament work during global health crisis


HR delivers message to Berlin Forum on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (Video)


Educating Youth through Art, Technology and Dialogue (Interview)


Secretary-General's message BWC 45th Anniversary (Video) Role of young women scientists  


Seventy youth discuss nuclear disarmament with experts at UN (video)


2020 “WarNoMore” Conference at UNHQ


High Representative’s take on women in disarmament (Video) | Conversation with the High Representative (Podcast)


Statement by the Secretary-General on the 50th anniversary of the entry-into-force of the NPT


High Rep Nakamitsu’s remarks to Security Council in biennial session on Small Arms and Light Weapons


Building Bridges Between Russia and the United States through Education and Training


High Representative for Disarmament Affairs delivers remarks at University of Ottawa


“It’s not too late to curb AI-powered weapons”, says HR Izumi Nakamitsu (media)


UNRCPD’s sponsored “PATHWAYS” wins the short film competition – A Better Tomorrow – at the 2020 Buff Children’s and Youth Film Festival in Sweden


High Rep Nakamitsu speaks to Women in International Security and Cyberspace Fellowship


Author passes on legacy of mother who survived the bombings of Hiroshima (podcast)


“Why does global cooperation matter?” HR Izumi Nakamitsu shares her views (video)


Understanding the UN’s disarmament work in 10 one-minute videos


On line Self Paced Disarmament Training Courses


UNODA and Cybersecurity Tech Accord announce “Apps 4 Digital Peace!” contest


United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme



United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs 

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