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Action for disarmament

10 Things you can do!

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This illustrated, educational and thought-provoking book calls on the world's young people to actively mobilise and promote disarmament in 10 practical ways. It focuses on the risks posed by nuclear arms and small weapons. This book is a tool for young people to get involved in mobilising the public at large to participate in developing new strategies to reduce the threats posed by weapons. It will help young people to raise awareness of why disarmament is important for the future of all humankind as well as their own lives. It is recommended as a resource for teenagers and their parents, young adults, as well as high school and university professors, civil society and community leaders.

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Note to educators

In August 2002, the United Nations published a report on disarmament and non-proliferation (DNP) education. In the foreword, former Secretary-General Kofi Annan touched upon an important truth when he wrote that an entire generation was growing up without having known the terror of living under the threat of a global nuclear disaster. Disarmament education plays an important role in helping us to remember that this threat still exists. That remembering can be used as a powerful tool to build a clear understanding of the concepts and issues on how best to achieve international peace and security. The goal of Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do is to provide resources to help empower young people to participate in making decisions “both public and private” about disarmament and non-proliferation, and to hopefully increase their safety and security and ultimately the security of all humanity.

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