United Nations Association of the USAAug 16, 2021
While the pandemic has shown that borders are permeable and somewhat invisible, it has also emphasized that the challenges and solutions are incredibly interconnected. Join this special program in recognition of International Youth Day (August 12) to hear from Dustin Liu, the outgoing UNA-USA Youth Observer to the United Nations, and to meet Cynthia Yue, UNA-USA’s 10th Youth Observer to the United Nations, as they discuss the U.S. and UN’s priorities from the past year and moving forward.
To amplify the intersectional nature of the priorities of youth around the world, representatives from UN agencies and USAID will join the discussion, including: – Sophia Kianni; Climate Cardinals Founder and Executive Director, UN Secrettary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change – Chase Sova; Senior Director, Public Policy and Thought Leadership, WFP USA; Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Food Security Program – Shubhi Sinha; UNICEF National Youth Council Member – Megan Johnson; Public Diplomacy Officer, Office of Public Affairs, Planning, and Coordination (IO/PPC), Bureau of International Organizations
Takeaways will include priorities for the next year and specific opportunities for youth in America to take action and become involved in addressing global issues.