Check out this video one of the 2015 YAP Delegates created during the World Summit! (You can turn on the subtitles in English)

This video was produced and kindly provided by Patricia Charro Herrera, OnCEULab, University CEU San Pablo de Madrid.

 

Memorable statements at the World Summit 2015…

YAP Delegation at the 15th World Summit
YAP Delegation at the 15th World Summit

 

… encouraging youths to become active:

“You need to get off your butt.
Change does not happen just because you think the world needs to be different. We can’t sit back and let governments solve problems. We can’t do nothing and expect the world to change.”

– Jody Williams, NPL

Workshop with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams
Workshop with Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams

 

… with respect to refugees:

“We raise our voices in compassion for the refugees forced to leave their homes.”

– Final Declaration by all NPLs

All participating Nobel Peace Laureates on stage
All participating Nobel Peace Laureates on stage

 

… on Climate Change:

“The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones. We don’t have to wait to run out of oil.”

– Martin-Novella IPCC, about climate change

Martin-Novella IPCC on stage
Martin-Novella IPCC on stage

 

… in reference to the Paris Attacks and Terrorism in general

“One must not let what happened in Paris foment fear, xenophobia, and anti-Muslim sentiments.”

– Jody Williams, NPL

Nobel Peace Laureates Miread Corrigan Maguire, Jody Williams and Tawakkol Karman on stage
Nobel Peace Laureates Miread Corrigan Maguire, Jody Williams and Tawakkol Karman on stage

 

… about International Politics and Democracy

“Too often the problem is that the international community doesn’t say no to oppressors especially those in leadership-positions.”

– Tawakkol Karman, NPL

Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman on stage
Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman on stage

 

… on Women

“Women who struggle for their own rights are pioneers of democracy.”

– Shirin Ebadi, NPL

Nobel Peace Laureate Syrien Ebadi on stage
Nobel Peace Laureate Syrien Ebadi on stage

 

… demanding Demilitarisation

“Earth is our mother, humanity is
our nation and we’re all responsible.”

– Tawakkol Karman

 

Nobel peace Prize Laureate Betty Williams and Melissa Fleming (UN)
Nobel peace Prize Laureate
Betty Williams and Melissa Fleming (UN)

… about Peace

“If only governments used part of
their military budget to work with the people. That’s the challenge.”

– Betty Williams, NPL

YAP Delegation to the 15th World Summit
YAP Delegation to the 15th World Summit