He’s rubbed shoulders with world leaders at the U.N. and met with youth activists from around the globe. Now it’s her turn. And they have a message for you: “We have exactly enough time to solve [the world’s] pressing issues if we start now.”
Like many other countries, the United States has a youth delegate or observer to the U.N. Jackson Dougan just finished his term, and Donya Nasser is starting hers. In her role, Nasser will work to elevate youth voices in the global policy dialogue and engage young Americans in the work of the U.N.
You don’t have to be a youth delegate to have a global impact. Here are some things you can do:
- Use social media to network with like-minded people and campaign on issues you care about.
- See what it’s like to be a diplomat and join Model UN. It’s the perfect opportunity to see new places and enhance your leadership skills.
- Run for public office. If you’re in school or university, you can gain real experience in governance by joining student government.
Watch the video above or this recent webchat for more advice from Nasser and Dougan about how you can make a difference in your community and the world.