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 UNA-USA GEOS program recognizing International Youth Day, “The Activist Generation, the U.S., and the UN.” You can watch a recording of the program here: 
 From Cynthia and Dustin’s discussion about youth priorities and engagement with the UN to our featured speakers sharing more about the lifesaving work of UN agencies, we hope you feel educated, inspired, and mobilized to get more involved in addressing global issues.

As Dustin said, “Youth engagement is not a ‘nice-to-have,’ it’s a must-have;’ where the United Nations is not just a stage, but a training ground for future world leaders, and a world where young people are not only judged by what they have done but what they can do and will do if given the opportunity.”
Here’s how you can take action today:

• Send a message to your Members of Congress urging them to support full U.S. funding for the UN:
• If you’re not already, join UNA-USA as a member and serve as an integral advocate in our movement to support the lifesaving work of the UN and its agencies:

Plus, be sure to learn more about the government and UN agencies represented during the program:
• World Food Programme USA:
• Climate Cardinals:
• UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change:
• State Department:

Finally, be sure to follow Cynthia, our 10th U.S. Youth Observer, on social media (@usyouthobserver) to get the latest news on her Listening Tour, and how to ensure that your voice is represented to the United Nations.

Once again, thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing you at our next GEOS program.

UNA-USA’s Global Engagement Online Series (“GEOS”) is our series of bi-monthly virtual programs to keep you inspired, informed, and connected to the UN. From protecting human rights to building sustainable cities and communities—and everything in between—we’re bringing together top UN officials and experts to share how their work is advancing us all toward a better world. Text GEOS to 30644 to receive updates and reminders about future programs.