• UNITAR and UNITAR Association invite Hiroshima high school students (grades 10 to 12) to apply to the “2024 UNITAR Hiroshima Youth Ambassador Programme: Leaders for a New Era.”
  • The programme theme will be centred around nuclear disarmament and peacebuilding. The programme will take place mainly at the UNITAR Hiroshima Office and partially online, from 30 June to 30 August 2024.
  • The training programme is free of charge and financially supported by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government.
  • The deadline for the application is 3 June U2024 (10 a.m. JST).

23 May 2024, Hiroshima, Japan – UNITAR Hiroshima Office and the UNITAR Association invite motivated Hiroshima high school students to apply for the “2024 UNITAR Youth Ambassador Programme: Leaders for a New Era." The programme will run from 30 June to 30 August 2024 and aims to deepen the student’s understanding of nuclear disarmament and peacebuilding and prepare them to become change-makers who can spread messages of peace from Hiroshima to the world. The application deadline is 3 June 2024 (10 a.m. JST).

The programme is open to approximately 10 motivated high school students from grades 10 to 12 who are attending a high school located in Hiroshima. It will take place in person mainly at the UNITAR Hiroshima Office (8th Floor, 3‐25 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City), with several sections of the programme to be held online. 

The programme will be delivered in English and Japanese, and the participants will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion at the end of the programme. By the end of the programme, the participants will have a concrete action plan which will be shared with international audiences. The participants will also have the opportunity to exchange views and conduct discussions with approximately 50 international youth towards the end of the programme.

The programme is free for participants and will be run by the UNITAR Hiroshima Office and the UNITAR Association with financial support from the Hiroshima Prefectural Government.


  • June 30 (Sun.), afternoon: Orientation, Workshop Theme 1 “General Information – for a world without nuclear weapons”
  • July 14 (Sun.), afternoon: Workshop Theme 2 “Nuclear victims around the world, environmental pollution”
  • July 28 (Sun.), afternoon: Workshop Theme 3 “Nuclear weapons and gender, peacebuilding, civil societies”
  • August 6 (Tue.), afternoon: Attend Panel Discussion by experts regarding Nuclear Disarmament
  • August 18 (Sun.), afternoon: Preparation for Youth Session on 29th (develop action plan)
  • August 29 (Thu.), afternoon: Discussion with 50 international youth from abroad
  • August 30 (Fri.), morning: Attend Youth Conference Hiroshima (details are yet to be disclosed and content and schedule may change)



The programme is open to motivated high school students who match the following criteria:

  • good spoken English and Japanese skills
  • committed to completing the programme
  • 10 to 12 grader from a high school in Hiroshima Prefecture
  • can commit approximately 2 hours for each programme session
  • passionate to succeed and make a positive impact on the community

Learn more about the programme and apply.

* Applicants must submit an English essay with the application. The essay should be within 400 words on the theme: “What we/I can do for Nuclear Disarmament/Peacebuilding”.


UNITAR Hiroshima Office, Hiromi Suzuki

Email: Hiromi.SUZUKI@unitar.org



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