About Us

The SAFNA Youth Forum (SYF) is established in November 2022 under the aegis of the Association of Swiss Lawyers for Nuclear Disarmament (SAFNA). Founder of the SYF, Mr Tsubasa Shinohara, wants to provide for young generation an opportunity to engage in SAFNA’s activity easily.

The SAFNA is a private organisation for encouraging all efforts towards general and complete disarmament, in particular nuclear disarmament. Generally, it offers information and advice to interested persons with a view to advancing the cause of disarmament.

The SAFNA Youth Forum is established under the support of Dr Daniel Rietiker (President of SAFNA; Co-President of International Association Of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA); International Law Lecturer at the University of Lausanne). He endorses this new initiative and encourages all SYF Members to become members of SAFNA and IALANA.

Our goal is to create an opinion forum for young generation who is interested in the field of nuclear disarmament and arms control. However, nuclear disarmament and arms control is highly specific subject so that we welcome all related topics, such as climate change, nuclear energy and sustainable development, international politics, and international human rights and humanitarian law.

We are principally composed of Swiss students, but welcome all Bachelor and Master students outside Switzerland. Our purpose is to establish a forum for young generation to express their own opinion and idea easily so we do not want to create a barrier due to their nationality and resident place.

We hope that you are interested in our activity and join us!

Tsubasa Shinohara (Founder of the SAFNA Youth Forum)