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The Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Fourth 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. We are now accepting nomination submissions for the Fourth Annual Voices Youth Award 2023. 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. To submit a nomination, please use the form at the bottom of this page. Click HERE to read the full press release.

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Youth Fusion

3rd Annual Award Winner (2022)


Learn more about Youth Fusion on their website, HERE.


Sahil Shah

2nd Annual Award Winner (2021)


Sahil Shah works with the European Leadership Network. Learn more HERE.


Kehkashan Basu 

1st Annual Award Winner (2020)

Learn more about Kehkashan Basu, Founder-President of the Green Hope Foundation, HERE.


George Shultz

Founder holding the 1st Annual Youth Award.

Inauguration of the 1st Annual Nuclear Prayer Day & Announcement of the 2022 Voices Gorbachev/Shultz Legacy Youth Award Winner, Youth Fusion Abolition 2000!


On the 77th Anniversary of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bombings (August 6 & 8, 1945), the 1st annual Nuclear Prayer Day was inaugurated in this heartfelt video addressing the nuclear threat and need for global prayer. This inaugural video also announces the 3rd annual Voices Gorbachev/Schultz Legacy Youth Award Winners, Youth Fusion Abolition 2000, and features a Nuclear Prayer by the original Voice's members. Visit our Nuclear Prayer page for more information about this and other prayers.


Youth Fusion is a worldwide networking platform for young individuals and organizations in the field of nuclear disarmament, risk reduction, and non-proliferation. Visit them online at and read the press release HERE.

 Watch the Inaugural Video above or on YouTube.

2023 YOUTH AWARD SUBMISSION FORM: Open Until 5 PM PST June 30, 2023.

Please use the form below to nominate an outstanding youth working in the field of nuclear disarmament. Please attach photos, links, and/or evidence of their work. Thank you!
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Thank you for your submission!

The Youth Award winner will be announced August 6, 2023.

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