Hiroshima G7 Youth Summit April 25, 2023 - April 27, 2023 Hiroshima University 1 Chome-3-2 Kagamiyama Hiroshima 739-0046 Japan Organised by:
Registration is now open for the Hiroshima G7 Youth Summit. The summit will take place 25 - 27 April in Hiroshima and is open to all young people eager to advance efforts for a world without nuclear weapons. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with survivors, visit Hiroshima, and connect with others in advance of the G7 summit. This ICAN summit is hosted and co-organised by The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University.
About the Event
The Youth Summit programme will include first-hand accounts of nuclear weapons survivors and the knowledge of renowned physicists, legal experts, political scientists, sociologists and economists. Participants will have an invaluable opportunity to visit the A-bombed remains and peace museum unique to Hiroshima, as well as build relationships with one another.
Who should come?
Anyone who believes in the possibility of a world without nuclear weapons should come to the Summit to connect with others who share that vision. Young people from around the world, but especially Japan and other G7 countries, who are motivated to engage in activities towards nuclear disarmament should make their way to Hiroshima. Those who have experience with other campaigns or issues (like climate change, anti-racism, or peace) and are willing to talk about the intersection of nuclear weapons and their own activities should register now.
Upon being selected, local accommodation, meals and flights (if applicable) will be covered. See below for details. Capacity is limited, and the application period is now closed.
What is the programme?
The summit programme will include first-hand accounts of nuclear weapons survivors and the knowledge of renowned physicists, legal experts, political scientists, sociologists and economists.
Participants will benefit from visits to the Hiroshima Peace Museum, the opportunity to meet survivors of the atomic bombing, and cultural activities. The summit programme will also include an educational session on the reality of the atomic bombings and a chance to better understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the nuclear threat today. Summit participants will engage in exchanges with Hiroshima University students and will hold a public event. They will announce the recommendations they’ve developed together for G7 leaders.
English will be the working language of the summit.
What does it cost?
Tickets for the summit are $100.
Thanks to the generosity of the The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University (CPHU), lodging and food costs for the duration of the summit will be covered. However, we are asking participants to help offset other costs. Once your registration is approved, we will send you the link to purchase tickets.
We encourage applications from those who:
- are students or young professionals, up to approximately 27 years old.
- have a strong interest in issues related to nuclear weapons and global security, and are keen to work for global peace, for instance at the UN, as a diplomat, or in an international NGO.
- have the will to remain actively involved in the issues of nuclear weapons, the TPNW at national, regional, and/or international level, including engagement with government representatives.
- will undertake follow-up work after the Youth Summit and make full use of the knowledge and skills gained in the program.
- be willing to disseminate information about their experience utilising social media, etc.
- are considerate and respectful of the diversity of all people involved in the Youth Summit including nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical characteristics, religious thoughts, political beliefs and opinions.
- have a reference from an ICAN partner or other disarmament organisation.
- are able to attend the full programme, from 25-27 April, 2023; that is arriving in Hiroshima on 24 April and departing from Hiroshima on 28 April.
The application period is now closed.
Application period closes: 6 March
All Successful applicants contacted on or before: 14 March
Unsuccessful applicants contacted on or before: 15 March
This Summit is sponsored and organized by ICAN, hosted and co-organized by The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University (CPHU), co-sponsored by Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, ANT-Hiroshima, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Peace Boat and supported by the City of Hiroshima, Religions for Peace Japan and Heinrich Boell Stiftung Hong Kong. This is held in the series of the Hiroshima University 75+75th Anniversary Project.
Header Photo: Nakaoku Takeo