Sarah Bidgood, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and Susan le Jeune d’Allegeerschecque, British High Commissioner to Canada, extol the value of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization Youth Group in an editorial published Jan. 1 in Teen Vogue. The group, launched in 2016, includes more than 300 students and young professionals from around the globe and seeks to promote the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and its verification regime.
The authors emphasize the role of virtual and personal relationships among members in understanding and sometimes challenging national perspectives on the treaty. The youth group, Bidgood and d’Allegeerscheecque contend, gives young people a say on nuclear policy, and they encourage more to join. Read the full article here.