Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on nuclear weapons and global security
July 31, 2019
On July 31st, 2019, Hiroshima Prefecture and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) have proudly launched the “Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security.” Over the coming 8 days, 15 students and young professionals（25 years of age or younger) will participate in an intensive program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become the next generation of advocates for an end to nuclear weapons.
What will the Hiroshima- ICAN Academy cover?
Through fieldwork, lectures and a group challenge, the participants will:
- Understand the reality of the atomic bombing, such as the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and health effects of radiation, through testimonies and participation in the Peace Memorial Ceremony.
- Learn about global trends on nuclear weapons and global security, through exchange with UN officials, diplomats, and NGO members.
- Acquire necessary skills and innovative visions for concretely contributing, in the global arena, towards realizing a peaceful world.
- Engage with and learn from UN officials, diplomats, and NGO members. a group of nurture future leaders who could make concrete contributions towards realizing a peaceful world.