Opportunity for Young People to Get Involved in the Work of the United Nations Security Council

Dec. 3, 2010

As part of the U.S. Presidency of the UN Security Council in December, Ambassador Susan Rice has spearheaded an initiative entitled “Voices of a New Generation” to involve youth in the work of the Council. From now until December 14, any person between the ages of 13-21 from anywhere in the world can submit an answer to the following question:

“What is the most vital challenge to international peace and security facing your generation? Tell the UN Security Council about something you believe deserves more attention, and explain why it is important.”

Answers can be submitted in the form of a one-minute video, or in 250 words or less. Full terms and conditions of the event can be found at www.usun.state.gov/youth.

The three most compelling submissions will become the topic of debate among all Security Council members at an event on December 21 that will be broadcast worldwide on www.un.org/webcast.