|—||Secretary Kerry on the International Day of the Girl, October 11, 2013|
Secretary Kerry listens to a student explain an entrepreneurial project. Later, the Secretary attended an ASEAN Young Leaders meeting in Brunei. His opening remarks included the following message to the region’s youth:
“Sixty-five percent of ASEAN is under the age of 35 years old, so when you think about that, the future really belongs to you. You’re going to define it, and you’re going to live it, and what happens - whether it’s issues like human trafficking or environmental degradation or climate change or economic growth – are fascinating, challenging, and they are really the heart of public life and of the social fabric of each of your countries. … I’m here for a U.S.-ASEAN Summit today, and tomorrow we have an East Asia Summit. We’re going to be talking about the future and talking about the security concerns. So what do you see? I’d like to know what you see now as the greatest challenges. What do you want people in my position to be thinking about? What should we be trying to achieve together?”
Education activist Malala Yousafzai at today’s #UNGA event on Global Education First.
For more on the event see here.
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.
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.
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.