Michael Douglas tells youth to lead change for disarmamentListen /
Hollywood actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, told a group of young people on Tuesday that they can play an important role in fighting weapons proliferation.
Mr Douglas was at UN Headquarters to support the launch of a book on disarmament, which shows young people what steps they can personally take to get involved.
Written for high school and early-college students, "Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!" draws the attention of young people to the promotion of international peace and security through disarmament.
Michael Douglas said young people in every country have a critical role to play.
"This book is a call for action, to create a world where people of good will and instruments of peace prevail over weapons of war. This book can help you find a role that you can play in disarmament. So I encourage all of you to spread that message and be the new leaders of change." (22″)
Some of the 10 actions include hosting film screenings, facilitating discussions and voicing concerns.
Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.