Join a Discussion on Youth and Global Engagement
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs and the United Nations Foundation will be hosting a panel discussion entitled “The Next Level of Diplomacy: Youth and Global Engagement.” The event will feature Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State; Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, UN Foundation; and Zeenat Rahman, Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State. The panelists will discuss the importance of engaging youth in global affairs to promote peace, social justice, and democracy.
You are invited to participate by submitting questions,… more »
Elevating Youth Voices Through Youth Councils
About the Author: Zeenat Rahman serves as Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues.
Over the past four years, Secretary Clinton has prioritized engaging diverse groups of young people around the world, underpinned by the belief that because young people are more connected and engaged to the wider world than previous generations, the United States needs to forge new, meaningful relationships with this cohort. With youth populations burgeoning around the world, young people are a vital component of civil society and the Department of State cannot accomplish its diplomatic goals if young people are marginalized from decision-making processes.
My office, the Office of Global Youth Issues, seeks to support the dialogue and interactions that the State Department’s diplomats have with youth in order to amplify young people’s perspectives and concerns. Underlying all of our activities… more »