February 14, 2011
I was first involved with SustainUS in 2005, as a college sophomore excited about the opportunity to go to the UN headquarters and observe the processes there first-hand. Six years later, I'm still involved because I believe in SustainUS' mission of empowering youth and bringing youth voices to UN proceedings. SustainUS, while fulfilling this objective beyond expectations, still needs to find a way to a) engage youth who are interested in these issues on an ongoing basis, not just around UN delegations and b) reach out to youth, who would otherwise come, were it not for financial reasons, and access appropriate grants etc. to support their attendance.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way in which I understand international policy making and negotiations.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a patron who could sustain us in our operational expenses and finance a % of our annual delegation costs.
Volunteer & I was a delegate to a couple commissions, and a former volunteer leader on the steering committee.
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