Dear Students,

The U.S. holds the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of December and has spearheaded an exciting new initiative to involve youth worldwide in the work of the Council. In this context, the U.S. will chair a Security Council event on December 21 entitled “Your World, Your Future:  Voices of a New Generation.”

From now until December 14, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) will be accepting answers to the question:

“What is the most vital challenge to international peace and security facing your generation?  Tell the UN Security Council about something you believe deserves more attention, and explain why it is important.”

Any person under the age of 21 and from anywhere in the world can submit their answers to that question in a one minute video, or in 250 words or less.  Full terms and conditions of the event can be found at