Opportunity: Be the First-Ever U.S. Youth Observer at the U.N.

Note: This opportunity is posted on behalf of the United Nations Association of the USA, and may be of interest to TNWAC members and web visitors. Please respond directly to the UNA-USA as indicated in the announcement.

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United Nations Association of the United States of America

Do you have a passion for international affairs? Ready to bring the voice of United States youth to the United Nations? If so, apply today to be the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations! The United Nations Association of the USA, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is currently accepting applications from individuals, ages 18-25, interested in serving as the inaugural U.S. Youth Observer this fall.

Who Should Apply?
Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The U.S. Youth Observer will have a number of exciting opportunities to engage with the international community, including:

  • Attend side events during the opening week of the UN General Assembly;
  • Travel to speak to UNA-USA Chapters around the country;
  • Blog, tweet, and post photos of their experience;
  • Advise UNA-USA on potential future youth roles at the UN.

Application Timeline is as follows:

  • Aug. 23 – U.S. Youth Observer Applications Accepted Online
  • Sept. 7 – Application Process Closes at 5 p.m. (EDT)
  • Sept. 14 – U.S. Youth Observer to the UN Announced
  • Sept. 21 – U.S. Youth Observer role begins in New York City

The U.S. Youth Observer will have the opportunity to participate in events and activities surrounding the upcoming 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, including interacting with the U.S. delegation and other youth representatives from around the world.

The U.S. Youth Observer program is the latest example of the Obama Administration’s efforts to empower young voices on the global stage, and in addition to attending meetings, the U.S. Youth Observer will travel to speak to UNA-USA Chapters around the country, blog, tweet, and discuss their experiences with the media and the general public, and advise UNA-USA on potential future youth roles at the United Nations.

To apply now, visit www.unausa.org/usyouth.

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