The United States is doing something out of the ordinary during its month long presidency of the Security Council.  On December 21 Ambassador Rice will chair a special session dedicated to voicing the concerns of young people around the world.

If you are between the ages of 13 and 21 and have an issue of concern that you would like to draw to the council’s attention, Ambassador Susan Rice is asking you to submit a minute long video or short written statement. Selected videos and statements will be put on the agenda of the December 21 Security Council session.

Here’s Ambassador Rice:

You can post your videos or message to Ambassador Rice’s Facebook page, or send them in following the instructions on the bottom of this page.

This is a unique method of public diplomacy and engagement. I’m curious to see what kind of response they will get.   (And if it works, maybe they will let us old timers participate next time?)

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