Become the Next U.S. Youth Observer at the UN for the 2014-2015 Year

Become the Next U.S. Youth Observer at the UN for the 2014-2015 Year

Deadline: June 13, 2014

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is looking for a dynamic and internationally-engaged young American to fill the role of diplomat for the 2014-2015 year. The U.S. Youth Observer at the UN is a role appointed annually by the U.S. Department of State and UN Association of the USA.

For a one-year term, an American between the ages of 18-25 is selected to engage young people in the U.S. in the work of the United Nations and international issues. The Youth Observer travels throughout the United States to discover the issues important to young Americans and participates with the U.S. delegation at international organization meetings, such as the UN General Assembly opening debates, the UNESCO Youth Forum, and the Commission on the Status of Women.

Benefits:

  • Represent the interest of the youth in global policy dialogue
  • Travel throughout the United States to discover the issues important to young Americans and participates with the U.S. delegation at international organization meetings.
  • Travel and reasonable lodging costs associated with participation as U.S. Youth Observer will be provided by UNA-USA.

Eligibility:

  • U.S. citizen, age 18-25.
  • Interest and passion for international affairs, civic engagement, youth issues, and the United Nations.
  • Availability travel to New York City during the United Nations General Assembly (September 21-27) and at least three days in October during the Third Committee of the General Assembly.
  • Willingness to participate in social media and in-person media events hosted by UNA-USA.
  • Willingness to write blog posts, tweets, and newsletter articles on your experience.
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and speak at UNA-USA events around the country between October 2014 and February 2015 to discuss your experience and the importance of youth in the international dialogue (to be scheduled in conjunction with Youth Observer’s availability and UNA-USA’s program needs).

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