Addressing the United Nations

“Hear our voices, include us in making the decisions that literally determine whether we will live,” said Peace and Justice Studies major Cindy Katchoum ’21 as she delivered the 2020 Joint Civil Society Statement on Youth Engagement and Peace, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation Education to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. Delegates from around the world were in attendance. Kamtchoum, who has interned with the Scottish chapter of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, delivered the statement virtually. It was authored primarily by Pace political science students. “It is really energizing to be a young person speaking in front of seasoned adults and have people praise you for the things that you have said,” Kamtchoum said.