Be the First Ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations

The United Nations Association of the USA has just put out a call for applications for the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer to the UN summit in New York next month. This is being organized in partnership with the State Department and the Youth Observer would interact with and accompany the American delegation to the United Nations.

State Department Global Diaspora Forum 2012 Kicks Off

This is a smart way for the United States government to more systematically harness its comparative advantage as a country of immigrants. The USA has always been a country of immigrants, so why not partner with immigrant and diaspora communities toward common goals?

Diasporas For Development

One of the key questions at a first of its kind meeting of Diaspora communities at the State Department this week is how to capture remittances for long term development--not just short term consumption.