This is our demand, our request to all the responsible people – that instead of sending weapons, instead of sending tanks to Afghanistan and all these countries that are suffering from terrorism, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers. This is the only way we can fight for education.

Education activist Malala Yousafzai at today’s #UNGA event on Global Education First.

For more on the event see here.

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Special Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry on Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman meets USYouth Observer at the UN General Assembly Tiffany Taylor at the Social Good Summit in New York. 

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Special Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry on Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman meets USYouth Observer at the UN General Assembly Tiffany Taylor at the Social Good Summit in New York. 

Did you miss our Google+ Hangout today on the relationship between the U.S. and the UN with Acting Assistant Secretary Dean Pittman; John Prendergast of the Enough Project; Mark Leon Goldberg, a reporter with UN Dispatch; and our very own U.S. Youth Observer Tiffany Taylor? Watch a replay here!

Join us tomorrow, September 18 at 1:00 PM ET for a Google+ Hangout on the relationship between the U.S. and the UN and why youth, in particular, should care about multilateralism.
Watch the Hangout live at http://goo.gl/M1JmnY and be a part of the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ and Twitter using #UNMatters.

Join us tomorrow, September 18 at 1:00 PM ET for a Google+ Hangout on the relationship between the U.S. and the UN and why youth, in particular, should care about multilateralism.

Watch the Hangout live at http://goo.gl/M1JmnY and be a part of the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ and Twitter using #UNMatters.

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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.

Internet Freedom For All

Any child, born anywhere in the world, should have access to the global Internet as an open platform on which to innovate, learn, organize, and express herself free from undue interference or censorship. 

Read more about the ‪State Department’s efforts to advance Internet freedom on DipNote‬.

Apply to Become the Next US Youth Observer at the United Nations

As we approach International Youth Day highlighting the importance of young people worldwide, we want you to know that the State Department and the UN Association are once again offering young Americans an exciting opportunity to bring the voice of U.S. youth to the United Nations.  For the second year the U.S. will send one young citizen to the UN General Assembly in New York as the 
U.S. Youth Observer.  Young people are key drivers of change in our 21st century world, and this program shows the United States commitment to working with young people to address global challenges. MORE
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All children have a right to safe schools!
SHARE this UNICEF image and find out more here: http://uni.cf/endviolence ‪#‎ENDviolence‬

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All children have a right to safe schools!

SHARE this UNICEF image and find out more here: http://uni.cf/endviolence ‪#‎ENDviolence‬

Help choose the next generation of innovators! Now through August 22, YOU can vote for the best ideas in science and technology from young entrepreneurs in 54 countries. The ‪Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative will announce the 30 applicants who go to the final round to compete for prizes, and receive mentorship and training from global leaders. Find out how to vote on DipNote!

Help choose the next generation of innovators! Now through August 22, YOU can vote for the best ideas in science and technology from young entrepreneurs in 54 countries. The ‪Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative will announce the 30 applicants who go to the final round to compete for prizes, and receive mentorship and training from global leaders. Find out how to vote on DipNote!

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Applications are now being accepted for the next U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations! Interested in applying, but want to know more? Check out YO! a UN Association documentary on Brooke Loughrin’s experience as the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the UN » http://bit.ly/15IjlrZ