VIENNA / CTBTO YOUTH

30-Jun-2017 00:02:10
For the first time, a large of group of young people from countries such as China, Pakistan, Russia, Indonesia, Kenya, and the United States participated in the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization’s Science and Technology Conference, determined to put an end to nuclear testing. CTCTO
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STORY: VIENNA / CTBTO YOUTH
TRT: 02:10
SOURCE: CTBTO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / RUSSIAN /NATS

DATELINE: 30 JUNE 2017, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, SNT logo sign
2. Wide shot, CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo photo op with youth
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization:
“We count on you guys to make that difference. We count on you guys to help us do that advocacy. We count on you guys to help us build the trust and confidence in those countries in your generation to prepare a better generation for the future.”
4. Med shot, youth participating in conference’s activities
5. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Natalia Zhurina, Youth Participant:
“When the Treaty opened for signature, I was 5 years old. Now I am 26 and the Treaty is not yet in force. And that’s why I think that our main task, as youth, as the young generation, is to advance the idea of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, of nuclear arms reduction.”
6. Various shots, youth group conducting interview
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Bai, Youth Participant:
“The work that they’re doing with the CTBT is among the most important work there is to do; nuclear proliferation, stopping an arms race, stopping the new development of nuclear weapons, what could be more important than that? You have all of these scientists and engineers all doing great work at the top of their field and they are sharing it to you live.”
8. Pan left, youth participating in conference’s activities
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Rizwan Asghar, Youth Participant:
“We need to close the door on nuclear testing and our young generation can play a very important role on two different fronts.”
10. Various shots, Rizwan participating in conference’s activities
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Rizwan Asghar, Youth Participant:
“The reason I decided to come to this conference there were two main goals. I wanted to expand my knowledge base of nuclear testing issues and CTBT. And secondly what I expect is to learn what more I can do.”
12. Various shots, youth participating in conference’s activities
STORYLINE
For the first time, a large of group of young people from countries such as China, Pakistan, Russia, Indonesia, Kenya, and the United States participated in the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization’s Science and Technology Conference, determined to put an end to nuclear testing.

They interviewed and met with key figures, such as CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo who felt that the task of ending nuclear testing was on the shoulders of the young generation.

SOUNDBITE (English) Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization:
“We count on you guys to make that difference. We count on you guys to help us do that advocacy. We count on you guys to help us build the trust and confidence in those countries in your generation to prepare a better generation for the future.”

They also came together to try and figure out what they could do to support the work of CTBTO and to ensure the Treaty enters into force.

SOUNDBITE (Russian) Natalia Zhurina, Youth Participant:
“When the Treaty opened for signature, I was 5 years old. Now I am 26 and the Treaty is not yet in force. And that’s why I think that our main task, as youth, as the young generation, is to advance the idea of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, of nuclear arms reduction.”

Youth reporters also met scientists working in the different fields underpinning the work of the CTBTO: seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound and radionuclide.

SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Bai, Youth Participant:
“The work that they’re doing with the CTBT is among the most important work there is to do; nuclear proliferation, stopping an arms race, stopping the new development of nuclear weapons, what could be more important than that? You have all of these scientists and engineers all doing great work at the top of their field and they are sharing it to you live.”

The experts explained how the monitoring system works and also pointed out the many other possibilities to use the data generated by the monitoring system.

SOUNDBITE (English) Rizwan Asghar, Youth Participant:
“We need to close the door on nuclear testing and our young generation can play a very important role on two different fronts. The reason I decided to come to this conference there were two main goals. I wanted to expand my knowledge base of nuclear testing issues and CTBT. And secondly what I expect is to learn what more I can do.”

More than 1,000 representatives from science and diplomacy gathered in Vienna, Austria for the sixth edition of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization’s Science and Technology Conference from 26 to 30 June 2017.
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