UNODA intern discovers personal connection to the history of disarmament

July 14th, 2017

In a story that she wrote for the July-August 2017 edition of the magazine UN Special, Ms. Julie Clark, a former intern at UNODA in Geneva, found out about her very personal connection with the disarmament community when conducting research about her great uncle.

He arrived in Europe as a Canadian soldier in WWI as Commonwealth nations reacted to Germany’s use of modern chemical weapons for the first time in history during the second battle of Ypres. Only a year later, he was wounded on that very battlefield from a gunshot and later succumbed to his injuries. One hundred and one years passed before Julie Clark, having worked on disarmament with UNODA, visited his grave and wrote down her personal disarmament story for the magazine UN Special.

The read the story visit www.unspecial.org/2017/07/from-all-at-home

To download the PDF version of the July-August 2017 edition of UN Special visit UnSpecial_JuilletAout2017-web.pdf

Julie Clark and her Great Uncle
Julie Clark and her Great Uncle
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
 
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