With nuclear disarmament on top of the international agenda, the United Nations Association in the UK is launching a competition for pupils (aged 14-18) to take part in the Generation United Nations schools network. The students are being asked to write a 200 word essay response to the statement 'In my lifetime we can reach a world without nuclear weapons'.* The winner of the campaign will attend the round-table meeting of the Young Nuclear Professionals Group. During this meeting Rt Hon Lord Browne of Ladyton, former Secretary of State for Defence, and other members will discuss the topic: 'The European Contribution to Non-Proliferation and Disarmament'. Before the meeting the winner of the competition will have the chance to meet with an UNA-UK staff member.
The round-table meeting, which is hosted by UNA-UK and the European Leadership Network, will take place on 4 December in the Palace of Westminster. The deadline for sending in statements is Monday 19 November at noon.
The Generation United Nations programme provides schools and their students with teaching resources and gives students the opportunity to take part in events such as the Model United Nations. The purpose of the programme is to encourage interest in international affairs, global politics and the interconnected nature of the world in which we live.
* If students of schools not part of the network would like to take part, they should register themselves here.
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