Tomorrow at 1pm ET Acting Assistant Secretary Dean Pittman, the Enough Project's John Prendergast, UN Dispatch's Mark Goldberg, and the new US Youth Observer at the UN Tiffany Taylor will host a Google+ Hangout on why the #UNMatters. Post your questions now and tune in tomorrow at http://goo.gl/1wilaj.

Tomorrow at 1pm ET Acting Assistant Secretary Dean Pittman, the Enough Project's John Prendergast, UN Dispatch's Mark Goldberg, and the new US Youth Observer at the UN Tiffany Taylor will host a Google+ Hangout on why the #UNMatters. Post your questions now and tune in tomorrow at http://goo.gl/1wilaj.

Great News: US Youth Observer to the UN General Assembly Selected!

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA, is pleased to announce the selection of this year’s U.S. Youth Observer to the 68th UN General Assembly. The Observer, Ms. Tiffany Taylor, was selected from among more than 700 applicants nationwide. Ms. Taylor graduated from the University of Chicago and is currently pursuing joint Masters Degrees from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the School of Public Health at Columbia University. She originally hails from Mississippi.

Sacramento’s Mayor Johnson announces 10 point anti-discrimination plan adopted by 50 U.S. cities. U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism & Discrimination: 10-Point Plan of Action can be found here -> http://www.usmayors.org 

Sacramento’s Mayor Johnson announces 10 point anti-discrimination plan adopted by 50 U.S. cities. U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism & Discrimination: 10-Point Plan of Action can be found here ->

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

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

Tune in for a live Jazz concert in Istanbul at 2:00PM EDT today. Learn More Here

Tune in for a live Jazz concert in Istanbul at 2:00PM EDT today. Learn More Here

"International Mother Earth Day is a chance to reaffirm our collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature at a time when our planet is under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems. When we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home – and our future survival. On this International Day, let us renew our pledges to honour and respect Mother Earth."
- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Message for the International Mother Earth Day 2013
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center left) meets with United States President Barack Obama (center right) at the White House, in the Oval Office.11 April 2013 Washington,D.C, United States of America

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center left) meets with United States President Barack Obama (center right) at the White House, in the Oval Office.11 April 2013 Washington,D.C, United States of America

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with United States President Barack Obama at the White House, in the Oval Office.11 April 2013Washington,DC, United States of America

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with United States President Barack Obama at the White House, in the Oval Office.11 April 2013Washington,DC, United States of America

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Washington, D.C. today to meet with President Barak Obama and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim. This morning, the Secretary-General met with senior advisors at UN office in Washington.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to Washington, D.C. today to meet with President Barak Obama and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim. This morning, the Secretary-General met with senior advisors at UN office in Washington.

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Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman pictured with UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng on March 26th, 2013, during consultations in Washington on U.S. and UN efforts on atrocity early warning, prevention and response. State Department Photos

[United Nations Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Côte d’Ivoire Doudou Diène, UN Photo]
"We appreciate the Independent Expert’s comprehensive analysis of factors that affect the human rights environment, and look forward to working with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the international community to address the concerns raised in the report." -U.S. Statement on the Independent Expert’s Report on Cote d’Ivoire (March 19, 2013)

[United Nations Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Côte d’Ivoire Doudou Diène, UN Photo]

"We appreciate the Independent Expert’s comprehensive analysis of factors that affect the human rights environment, and look forward to working with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the international community to address the concerns raised in the report." -U.S. Statement on the Independent Expert’s Report on Cote d’Ivoire (March 19, 2013)

The United States strongly supports international efforts to bring peace, security, and humanitarian relief to the people of Darfur. We unequivocally support UNAMID, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, and demand immediate, unimpeded access for peacekeepers and humanitarians throughout Darfur. Over the past decade the United States has provided over $7.5 billion in funding for humanitarian, transition, and peacekeeping assistance for vulnerable populations in Darfur and eastern Chad. Read More
 
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The United States strongly supports international efforts to bring peace, security, and humanitarian relief to the people of Darfur. We unequivocally support UNAMID, the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, and demand immediate, unimpeded access for peacekeepers and humanitarians throughout Darfur. Over the past decade the United States has provided over $7.5 billion in funding for humanitarian, transition, and peacekeeping assistance for vulnerable populations in Darfur and eastern Chad. Read More

 

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