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First-Ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations General Assembly

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 24, 2012


The U.S. Department of State is teaming up with the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) to send one student to the United Nations as the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer.

The individual chosen as the U.S. Youth Observer will attend events during UN General Assembly week in New York City, as well as a number of Committee and side events around the General Assembly throughout the fall.

In addition to attending meetings, the U.S. Youth Observer will travel the country speaking to UNA-USA Chapters; work with UNA-USA on future youth roles at the United Nations; and tweet, blog, and address the public and media on his or her experiences.

For more information on the Youth Observer program, please visit

PRN: 2012/1344


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