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2023 Africa and Nuclear Weapons: The Role of African Youths in Nuclear Disarmament
About the webinar
A number of countries on the continent of Africa are members of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons which has invariably turned the continent into a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.
Though Nuclear weapons may seem to be an issue far from Africa’s immediate security concerns, it is believed that nuclear disarmament should still be high on the priority list of African state’s foreign policy pursuits because it poses a threat to the entire human race. It is said that the fires that result from Nuclear explosions could cause a nuclear winter that would block out the sun and cause all humans to go extinct.
What role do African countries, particularly the Youth, play in promoting a total ban on nuclear weapons?
AFRICA AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS: THE ROLE OF YOUNG AFRICANS IN NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT is a webinar that seeks to shed more light on this and some other areas that require urgent attention.
About the speakers
He is an international affairs and diplomacy consultant, a public health consultant, and a public policy adviser.
He is the founder and director of the Raha Foundation, a member of the African steering committee of the International Peace Bureau, and deputy director of programs at the Bureau of African Peace.
Chiari holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature – a degree she obtained on November 17, 1982. She is an expert in gender policies and issues, peace education, and culture of peace for IPB Italy (International Peace Bureau); Inner Wheel Club of Ravenna; and Department for Equal Opportunities of the Municipality of Ravenna.
She is a founding member of IPB ITALIA, the Italian office of IPB Geneva in 2003. She spearheaded various activities with the women’s section of the Red Cross in Ravenna from 2000 to 2001 and also carried out intervention programs on behalf of the UN in countries like Nepal, Guatemala, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria. Chiari is the Co-chair and co-moderator, coordinator, and organizer of the Focus Group on United Nations Reform in Florence for IPB Italy and IPB Geneva in 2004.
She was a two-term Vice President of the International Peace Bureau in Geneva from 2008 to 2014. She is the International Representative of IPB Italy and Inner Wheel Club of Ravenna at the Gender Issues Forum in Berlin in November 2022.
A representative of IPB Italy and Inner Wheel Club of Ravenna in Brussels in March 2023 at the forum on the relations between the European Union, Turkey, Kurdistan, and the Middle East. She is also an International representative of IPB Italy and the Inner Wheel Club of Ravenna at the Fifth Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention in The Hague in May 2023.
Andre is the founder and director of Global Strategy of Nonviolence and the creator and developer of a new global peace movement called a GLOBAL MOVEMENT of NONVIOLENCE, For the Children (GMofNV). A GMofNV is designed to unite the world and change our cultures of violence.
The plans for a GMofNV have been presented to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s staff.
A GMofNV includes the structure and operating system to start and sustain the movement, with the funding, marketing and outreach, administration, implementation, follow-up plans, and leadership.
Andre Sheldon has a business background as a manager in restaurants, hotels, and country clubs.
Andre has worked with Ms. Yolanda King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, and Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Andre is a 20-year member of Women ‘s International for Peace and Freedom,
- A 15-year member of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in the U.S.,
- And an avid follower of CODEPINK, Women for Peace.
Date: 15th November 2023
Time: 4:30 WAT, 6:30 (18:30 – 20:00)
Venue: Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/jhf-snno-oeh)
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