We are helping lead the global community of passionate advocates to change policies and raise funds to support UN programs that help the hardest-to-reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.


We support this program through our local chapter initiatives. 

Created to elevate youth voices in the global policy dialogue, the U.S. Youth Observer to the UN is a role appointed annually by the U.S. Department of State and UN Association of the USA.

For a one year term, and American between the ages of 18-25 is selected to engage young people in the U.S. in the work of the United Nations and international issues. 

Our chapter supports the UNA-USA/UNHCR fundraising efforts to enable American communities to provide direct assistance for refugee education overseas. The campaign will allow communities to "adopt" and raise funds in support of a specific refugee- serving school in one of over 60 locations in 9 countries. 

Adopt-A-Future Initiative
Advocacy Priorities
  • Continue reliable UN Funding

  • Increase awareness on the UN Human Rights Council and other UN agencies that advance human rights

  • Encourage US ratification of international treaties

  • Encourage support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

U.S. Youth Observer Program