Interested in a career on the front lines of today’s most pressing global issues, perhaps at the UN or another international organization?  Such a career could be within your reach, and this week the Department of State is launching a new and improved International Organization Careers website to help U.S. citizens explore exciting and varied opportunities. Learn More: http://1.usa.gov/18nSzUd

Interested in a career on the front lines of today’s most pressing global issues, perhaps at the UN or another international organization?  Such a career could be within your reach, and this week the Department of State is launching a new and improved International Organization Careers website to help U.S. citizens explore exciting and varied opportunities. Learn More: http://1.usa.gov/18nSzUd

Submit Questions on Twitter about the US #YouthObserver at the UN Program

Are you considering applying to become the next US Youth Observer at the UN? Have questions about the program?

Join the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, the UN Association of the USA, and 2012-2013 US-Youth Observer Brooke Loughrin for a twitter Q &A on Tuesday,  August 14, 2013 at 2:00pm EDT.  Use #YouthObserver to submit questions about the program, the application process or to ask Brooke about her experience as US Youth Observer last year.

Apply to Become the Next US Youth Observer at the United Nations

If you are age 18 to 25, and have an interest and passion for international affairs, civic engagement, and youth issues, you could qualify for this once in a lifetime chance to see the United Nations in action — in person.  The U.S. Youth Observer will travel to New York, interact with the U.S. delegation and other youth representatives from around the world — and then share their experiences to their peers and the rest of the world. Read More

Do you have a passion for international affairs? Think the voices of American youth should be heard at theUnited Nations? Apply today to be the next U.S. Youth Observer at the ‪#‎UN‬ General Assembly! Learn more and apply » http://bit.ly/RqEC2s

Do you have a passion for international affairs? Think the voices of American youth should be heard at theUnited Nations? Apply today to be the next U.S. Youth Observer at the ‪#‎UN‬ General Assembly! Learn more and apply » http://bit.ly/RqEC2s

VP Biden swears in Samantha Power as U.S. Ambassador to the UN today at the White House.

VP Biden swears in Samantha Power as U.S. Ambassador to the UN today at the White House.

Highlights: US Security Council Presidency

Check out these cool UN Photos from today’s UN Security Council Minsterial Debate on the Great Lakes Region.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York, NY on July 25, 2013. Read Text



U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with International Humanitarian Agency Heads at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 23, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with International Humanitarian Agency Heads at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 23, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Secretary Kerry Meeting With United Nations and Other International Humanitarian Organizations

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Secretary of State John Kerry will host the leaders of several United Nations and other international humanitarian organizations at the U.S. Department of State on July 23 to discuss the humanitarian response to the ongoing Syrian crisis. 

Participants expected for this meeting include Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA); Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Program (WFP); William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM); as well as senior leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Learn More

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” 
–Nelson Mandela

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

–Nelson Mandela

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. Learn  More

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. Learn  More

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