U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power discusses the conflict in Syria, focusing on the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian citizens and the Obama administration’s case for targeted military strikes. The Center for American Progress hosts this event.
Are you interested in a career on the front lines of today’s most pressing global issues, perhaps at the UN or another international organization? Check out the new and improved International Organization Careers website and learn more about these exciting and varied opportunities on DipNote!
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that MLK’s “great goals and the global mission of the United Nations are one and the same.” Video recorded for the The Dream at 50 project.
Join us in congratulating Liberia as it celebrated 10 years of peace this week!
“Guns in the hands of young people have been replaced by pens and school books. Refugees have returned home with hope for the future, and schools are opening their doors across the nation, to educate future generations of leaders.”
What do you want the United States to stand for in the world?
Ambassador Samantha Power asks this very question in her #WhatMatters speech to more than 1,500 young activists at the Invisible Children’s Fourth Estate Leadership Summit. You can watch the highlights here and read more about her first speech as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations 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
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