U.S. Youth Observer Blog

tiffanyWelcome to the blog of the 2013-2014 U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations! As the U.S. Youth Observer, I attended events in NYC during UN General Assembly week, as well as a number of events around the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee of the General Assembly in October. In addition, I am traveling to speak about the UN’s work at public events and at UNA-USA Chapters around the country, blog, tweet and discuss my experiences with the general public, and advise UNA-USA on potential future youth roles at the UN. I hope this blog will serve as an exciting, engaging forum for discussing global youth issues and youth roles at the UN!

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Achieving Progress for All: Youth, Women and the Post-2015 Landscape

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Last Friday, the 58th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) ended, and the results of the “Youth, Women and the Post-2015 Landscape” survey are in! Read more >>


The Global Divide: Health Inequalities Among Women and Children

tiffany-csw-150-100March 18, 2014

The first week of the Commission on the Status of Women has recently ended and I have been bombarded with information ranging from the most effective strategies to economically empower women to learning more about the He for She initiative, which focuses on the voices of men by encouraging them to speak out against the discrimination and inequalities experienced by women and girls globally. Read more >>

DAY 2: The Importance of Amplifying the Female Voice

CSW-2-150March 12, 2014

I have witnessed young women leaders advocating on behalf of women’s economic, social and political equality. Overall, it is clear that women globally are coming together and achieving greatness despite experiencing significant obstacles. Read more >>

DAY 1: Youth and the Global Advancement of Disabled Women’s Rights

csw-150March 11, 2014

I have been given the incredible opportunity to attend the 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58),held at the United Nations from March 10 until March 21. This year’s theme is “Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls.” Read more >>

Sustainable Development: A Prerequisite for a Life of Dignity

rio-150February 10, 2014

I have just had the opportunity to virtually observe events carried out through the United Nations’ Working Group on Sustainable Development during their seventh session. Read more >>

The Importance of Social Inclusion – My Time at the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum

unesco-youth-forum-150December 2, 2013

In late October I attended the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, France. It was a very special opportunity to represent the voices of American youth on my first trip as the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations abroad. Read more >>

Ending Violence Against Women: My Time at the United Nations Observing High-Level Panel and 3rd Committee Meetings

3rd-committee-blog-150November 26, 2013

As I reflect upon one of the most important days of the year, the International Day for the Elimination of the Violence Against Women, I think about the progress the world has made and also how far we still have to go. Read more >>

Harnessing the Power of Young Women

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On October 11, 2013 I got to celebrate the International Day of the Girl at the United Nations. I started my day off meeting with other youth delegates to the United Nations from around the world. Read more >>


Technology and Inspirational Young People: Day 2 as the U.S. Youth Observer

tiffany-anggaSeptember 24, 2013

In a week full of remarkable speeches coming out of the UN General Assembly and the Social Good Summit, it’s hard to pick a favorite. But a couple really stood out for me today. Read more >>

Let Women Lead: Economic Development and Women

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One of the things that fascinated me most about my first day as the U.S. Youth Observer was the amount of passion that global leaders have towards getting more youth involved in global issues and getting our voices heard. Read more >>

Photo Gallery: 2013 UN General Assembly Week

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