Meet the UNA-USA Youth Observer to the UN

About the Program

The UNA-USA Youth Observer to the UN elevates youth voices in the global policy dialogue around international issues. For a one-year term, an American between the ages of 18 and 25 is selected to engage and connect young people in the U.S. to the work of the UN. The Youth Observer travels throughout the U.S. to discover the issues important to young Americans and participates as a UNA-USA delegate at UN conferences.

 

Get to Know Michael Scott Peters

 

 

Michael Scott Peters is the 2018-19 UNA-USA Youth Observer to the United Nations, a role appointed annually by the United Nations Association of the USA to increase youth engagement in global affairs. Michael was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He recently graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Utah State University.

While serving as student body president this past year, Michael advanced student health, advocated equality, increased idea sharing, promoted events, and enriched the cultural experience on campus. Michael also served as the president of the Utah Student Association. In this capacity, he collaborated with student body presidents across the state to successfully increase funding for mental health services and sexual assault prevention. Michael worked to stimulate positive changes in higher education, promote civic responsibility, and advocate for the students of Utah through statewide initiatives.

As a Spanish-speaking volunteer, Michael has lived in Argentina and the Dominican Republic. In conjunction with Operation Underground Railroad, he ​mentors victims of human trafficking to economic stability through financial consulting and self-reliance training. ​In his free time, Michael enjoys snow skiing, marathon running, and playing the accordion.

 

Follow along as Michael Scott Peters travels to high schools and colleges across the nation to build a connection between the UN and young Americans. 

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