If you are a U.S. citizen between the ages of 18 and 25 with an interest in youth and global policy, you could be the next U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. The Youth Observer Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the UN Association of the USA, and was launched in 2012 as a means of elevating youth voices in the global policy dialogue.
Curious? Then explore the activities of current U.S. Youth Observer Tiffany Taylor. Tiffany is a Columbia University student who has spent her time as the Observer traveling around the United States meeting with young people, attending international meetings, interacting with U.S. delegations to the UN, etc. Tiffany attended the 2013 UN General Assembly high-level week in New York, participated in a UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, and joined the U.S. delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Later this month, she will travel to Geneva to engage on youth and human rights issues at the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. Follow her on Twitter @USYouthObserver and on her blog to keep up with her activities in Geneva.
Interested? Apply today! If selected, this could be the chance of a lifetime to use your voice to promote youth perspectives on the global stage.
About the Author: Ashli Savoy serves as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.