Vanda Proskova presentation for the UN High Level Meeting on Nuclear Weapons Elimination, Oct 2, 2020

Vanda Proskova, Director of the PNND Program on Women, Peace and Security, was invited by the President of the UN General Assembly to present to the UN High Level Meeting on the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons on October 2, 2020 as one of two representatives of  global civil society. Most of the event speakers were Presidents, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of UN member countries.

In her presentation Ms Proskova speaks about nuclear weapons from a youth perspective, and calls on UN Member States to de-escalate the nuclear arms race, redirect nuclear weapons budgets and investments to meet human security needs, and commit to the total elimination of nuclear weapons by 2045, the 100th anniversary of the UN.