Created to elevate youth voices in the global policy dialogue, 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.
Are you the next Youth Observer?
Do you have what it takes to be the next U.S. Youth Observer to the UN? UNA-USA is looking for a dynamic and internationally-engaged young American to fill the role of diplomat for the 2014-2015 year. Qualified individuals are:
- Talented writers, capable of digesting lots of information and quickly turning around blog posts to inform other youth;
- Intellectually curious and able to have meaningful conversations with high-level individuals;
- Experienced public speakers;
- Digitally engaged and tech-savvy, with a knack for communicating online in creative and effective ways;
- Interested in international affairs and passionate about solving today’s most pressing problems.
Sound like you? After checking to make sure you comply with our eligibility criteria, submit your application by midnight, Eastern Standard Time on June 13.