Date: 26 September 2023
Time: 9pm Bangkok Time/10 am New York Time
A panel discussion to commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and celebrate the news that Sri Lanka has become the 69th state to ratify or accede to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Moments like these are important to reflect on the progress we have made on nuclear disarmament, but also to reinvigorate us to take further action.
During the event, regional experts, youth representatives, and activists will share their expertise about the significance of the ASEAN region, the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, and the importance of youth activism.
Nathaya Vongvorakarn, Attaché, Peace, Security, and Disarmament Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand;
Vidya Abhayagunawardena, Coordinator for the Forum on Disarmament and Development of Sri Lanka;
Dr. Muhadi Sugiono, Lecturer on International Relations and Researcher at the Institute of International Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada;
Asuka Oka, RTT Japan Activist and Former Hiroshima and Nagasaki Peace Messenger; and
Christian N. Ciobanu, NAPF Policy and Advocacy Coordinator and RTT Project Coordinator