WEDNESDAY, 9/8/2021 | 8:00PM EDT

Creative Dialogues
in a
Changing World

A Conversation with US Observer to the UN, Cynthia Yue



Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 8:00pm EDT

1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) and via Zoom


The first event of the "Creative Dialogues in a Changing World" series sought to create a dialogue with international affairs students on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and allow them to convey their views and priorities to the UNA-USA, UN General Assembly, and the State Department in support of developing new programs that engage youth. Our guest, Cynthia Yue, met with interested members of DPE at GWU and the Onero Institute to discuss the UN SDGs they care the most about, youth engagement/advocacy, and more.

The Creative Dialogues in a Changing World (CDCW) series lends a transformative discussion on complex modern questions in international affairs through intergenerational dialogue with experts and special guests specializing in a wide array of issues related to five themes: International Security, Global Political Movements, Rising Topics in International Affairs, Global Public Health, and Climate Change. This Foreign Affairs with Future Leaders-inspired series is hosted by the Onero Institute and Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity at GW. The series will incorporate a mix of virtual, hybrid, and in-person events.

You can contact the US Youth Observer to the United Nations at youthobserver@unausa.org



Cynthia Yue is currently serving as the United States Youth Observer to the United Nations. As a first-generation American raised in the Southeastern United States, Cynthia grew up witnessing inequality throughout her community and abroad, which led her to develop a commitment to global citizenship, human rights, and youth empowerment at an early age—a commitment that motivated her to serve as a lifelong advocate for the UN and its vital work.


Cynthia brings nearly seven years of experience as a leader at UNICEF USA, where she has spearheaded national initiatives promoting civic engagement, leadership development, and diversity to over 30,000 supporters. 


Most recently, she served on the UNICEF USA National Council to facilitate communication between youth and UNICEF leadership and to galvanize young people for advocacy and community-based development. In 2019, she also attended the United Nations General Assembly to interview global leaders on the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, culminating in the reinforcement of the European Union's commitment to child welfare and the promotion of #TheRealChallenge youth advocacy campaign. Previously, she has also served as a Fellow for sustainability and youth deliberation initiatives with the Embassy of France in the United States and the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia.

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