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UNA-USA Seeks Next Youth Observer to the United Nations

Young Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to submit their applications to serve as the UNA-USA’s 10th Youth Observer to the United Nations.

Applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 13. Click here to apply.

For a one-year term, the UNA-USA Youth Observer elevates youth voices in global policy dialogue around international issues; engages and connects young people in the U.S. to the work of the United Nations; and travels across the U.S. to discover the issues important to young Americans.

The most critical role of the Youth Observer is to engage young Americans in the work of the UN and its agencies.

Throughout their term, the Youth Observer will attend UN briefings, both virtually and in person; organize and speak at national events; participate in coalitions to support a strong U.S.-UN partnership; and serve as a UNA-USA delegate at UN conferences.

Dustin Liu is wrapping up his year as the UNA-USA Youth Observer to the United Nations

This position requires a commitment of about eight to 10 hours per week and occasional travel to New York City, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities. (All travel is tentative, pending a lift on COVID-19 restrictions as determined by the CDC and its guidelines.)

Dustin Liu, the 2020-21 UNA-USA Youth Observer, has worked with the Sullivan Foundation over the past year. In February 2021, he shared his story and ideas for sparking global social change on the local level in the Foundation’s first Ignite Masterclass for the Spring 2021 semester.

In April 2021, Liu also served as a coach in the Sullivan Foundation’s Skills-Based Sessions, a unique virtual series featuring workshop activities that helped students achieve their personal goals and live a more productive and meaningful life.