Youth invited to sign letter to disband NATO


An invitation from the International Network to Delegitimize NATO

Youth are invited here to sign the following letter addressed to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg,

We want to voice our opposition to the fact that you will host the NATO 2030 Youth Summit on November 9th.

As young people concerned about our future and the future of our planet, we are very concerned that the focus of the event is ‘keeping NATO strong militarily, making it stronger politically and more global’. We do not believe that strengthening NATO is the best way to secure our future. Instead we would like to see NATO disbanded.

One of the main challenges of the 21st century is to reimagine our concept of security. We are living in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, of unfolding climate change disaster and racial unrest. Addressing these challenges is the priority, by working alongside the international community and cooperation of the people, not strengthening a nuclear-armed military alliance that provokes mistrust and conflict.

NATO is committed to an interventionist military agenda and causes instability across the globe.

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Questions for this article:

Can NATO be abolished?

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We urge you to use the NATO 2030 Youth Summit to discuss how we build a more sustainable, more peaceful and fairer world, and to start the discussion about how the world that we will inherit would be better served by bringing an end to your alliance.

Best wishes,

The next generation,

Bela Irina Castro, Research Manager and Junior Researcher at the
Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Sean Conner, Staff International Peace Bureau, USA

Dr. med. Lisann Marie Drews, Physician and member of IPPNW & Stop Airbase Ramstein Campaign, Germany

Eskil Grav, Staff International Peace Bureau, Norway

Sara Medi Jones, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK

Ellie Kinney, Youth and Student CND convenor, UK

Vanessa Lanteigne, National Coordinator of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Quique Sánchez Ochoa, Project manager at Centre Delàs of Peace Studies and GCOMS, Spain │
Lisa Silvestre, Mouvement de la Paix, France

Lucas Wirl, International Network No to War – No to NATO, Germany

Mikis Wulkow, Peace Activist, Germany