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USU Grad Michael Scott Peters Named U.S. Youth Observer to the UN

Former USU Student Body President Michael Scott Peters has been named the 2018-2019 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations.

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Scott Peters of Utah as the 2018-2019 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. Peters was chosen from a competitive pool of young Americans between the ages of 18-25 from across the country.

Peters graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah State University, where he earned a double major in international business and marketing while serving as student body president. As the president of the Utah Student Association for the 2017-2018 school year, he helped spearhead a statewide voter participation campaign engaging 180,000 students.  Peters is a committed advocate for human rights, and is particularly passionate about raising global awareness on human trafficking through his work as a volunteer for Operation Underground Railroad.

The U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations program was launched in 2012 to increase youth engagement in global affairs. As the youth observer, Peters will represent American youth at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York and other UN events throughout the coming year, traveling within the United States and overseas to share his impressions and experiences and learn from those of others. Peters succeeds Ms. Munira Khalif in the observer role.  

Complete details about the U.S. Youth Observer program are available at

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Cassie Ann Hodges
Communications Officer, UNA-USA

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