Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Nominations are open for the Third Annual Gorbachev/Shultz, Voices Youth Award 2022

PR Newswire January 24, 2022

SAN FRANCISCOJan. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Third Annual Voices Youth Award will be given to a youth who, or organization which, has pioneered or been part of exemplary programs and actions to engage youth in the local, regional or global movement to abolish nuclear weapons. The award honors the legacy of former U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev and former U.S.A. Secretary of State George Shultz in their efforts for nuclear disarmament.


This past year, Sahil Shah was selected winner of the second Voices Youth Award 2021 in recognition of his outstanding efforts to help abolish nuclear weapons. Sahil is a Policy Fellow at the European Leadership Network (ELN) and leads the organization’s efforts to stabilize and strengthen nuclear and regional security diplomacy with Iran and its neighbors. To learn more about Sahil’s work visit www.voices-uri.org/youth-award.

We are now accepting nomination submissions for the Third Annual Voices Youth Award 2022. We invite nominations for individual youth (35 years of age or below) or youth organizations working on nuclear disarmament.

Required submission materials include the name of an individual or organization, and supporting narrative, no longer than 250 words. Additional materials such as online posts, photos, website articles, and a video no longer than three minutes. Other supporting materials are welcome.

Nominations can be submitted either by filling out the submission form on the Voices website Awards Page or by emailing required materials directly to [email protected]. Enter “Voices Youth Award Submission” in the subject line.

All supporting materials should include activities that have taken place between January 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022.

Submissions for nominations must be received by June 30, 20225:00 PM, PST. The winner will be announced on August 6, 2022, in coordination with the yearly commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons is part of United Religions Initiative (URI) the largest grassroots interfaith network in the world: building bridges through working together on practical projects that enhance civil communities and understanding between people of different religious and cultural traditions. URI has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. At present URI has 1,091 Cooperation Circles in 111 countries with over one million members and yearly impacts over 50 million people globally.

Contact: Julie Schelling
P: 347.719.1518
Email: [email protected]


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