Selection of the Third Annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), is pleased to announce the selection of the third annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. The Observer, Mr. Jackson Dougan, hails from Oregon, and was chosen from a pool of over 600 applicants. Mr. Dougan recently completed post-baccalaureate research at the School of Biology and Environmental Science at University College Dublin; he graduated with honors from Oregon State University in 2013.

The Youth Observer position is a feature of the State Department’s wide-ranging efforts to increase youth interest and participation in international relations. As the Observer, Mr. Dougan will attend events surrounding the 69th UN General Assembly in New York, interact with youth representatives from other nations, and participate in other public activities. Subsequent to his time in New York, Mr. Dougan will travel in the United States to share his impressions with UNA-USA Chapters, and will engage with young Americans via social media.

Mr. Dougan replaces Ms. Tiffany Taylor, who served as U.S. Youth Observer to the 68th UN General Assembly.

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