Last year, the Board agreed that it wanted to engage the association more with the concerns of young people. Many of our members work with young people and help support community education and organisation around young people’s issues and concerns. To assist with this, we have decided to appoint two young members as IACD youth reps at the UN. These appointments last for one year. Our second 2018 young representative will be MichaelMcTernan from America.Mike has a degree in Political Science – International Relations & Modern Languages – French and Francophone Studies from Montana State University. He has had volunteer experience with Non-Profit Organizations in France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and worked as an English and French Teacher with the Atlas Cultural Foundationbased in the High Atlas Mountain Range in Morocco, where he worked with village leadership and elders in community based projects which included the restoration of cultural buildings, developing and implementing safe hygiene practices, and participation of cultural events and celebration through cultural exchange.