Watch insights and perspectives from Fellows for Hope following their week long immersion engaging with key issues and actors managing international security challenges in Geneva and Bern.
“We can all have a voice. We can all be heard. We can all make a change.” Margaret Chikawa, United Nations PGA HOPE Fellow.
To promote youth engagement in multilateralism and the increased representation of less developed countries, H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th Session of the General Assembly established the “PGA Fellowship for Harnessing Opportunities for Promoting Empowerment of Youth”.
This flagship initiative of the “Presidency for Hope” brought together eight young diplomats from Bhutan, Nauru, Grenada, Uganda, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Lao PDR, and Antigua & Barbuda for a one year of training, mentorship exposure and immersion in the United Nations, its main organs, subsidiary bodies, entities, as well as thematic issues of global interest.
Upon the initiative of the Swiss government, the GCSP had the pleasure of welcoming the 2022 cohort of Hope Fellows for a 4-day programme on International Geneva: Managing 21st Century Peace and Security Challenges. They met experts from missions, international organisations and civil society working on a range of human and state security issues, from human rights, humanitarian crises and migration through to mediation, engagement with non-state armed groups and disarmament. They also joined the GESDA Open Forum to discuss diplomacy and neurotechnologies. On the 5th day, the participants had a study trip to Bern where they met with President Cassis.