On September 12, Nerissa Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs will participate in the launch of the U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination.
The U.S. Department of State, in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is committed to working with our global partners to fight against racism, xenophobia, and other forms of discrimination and is pleased the U.S. Conference of Mayors has partnered with UNESCO to establish the U.S. Coalition of UNESCO’s Cities Against Racism and Discrimination. By joining the Coalition, mayors across the United States will sign on to a Ten Point Action to address racism and discrimination in their cities and these Ten Points will be announced during the launch. The launch of the U.S. network will take place during Mayors’ Empowerment Week, hosted by the city of Birmingham to commemorate the civil rights movement 50 years after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
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.