2015 UNHATE-UNAI International Diversity Contest (win 20,000 euros to translate the project into action!)

Application Deadline: May 31st 2015

Are you a university/college student or a member of faculty? Are you between 18 and 30? Do you have an idea to promote the ideals of tolerance, respect for diversity and harmony within and between peoples?

Develop, prepare, and present a specific initiative at the local or community level and compete in the UNHATE-UNAI International Diversity Contest to have the chance to win 20,000 euros to translate the project into action!

The International Diversity Contest follows the UNHATE NEWS initiative which was launched by the United Nations Department of Public Information, in cooperation with the UNHATE Foundation, as part of its efforts to create a world without hate and where human rights are recognized. As a powerful and thought provoking digital initiative, its objective was to invite people to create news “stories” they would like to see come true, stories whose inherent ideas provoke thought and actions.

The project should be clearly related to the community in which the Entrant(s) reside and aimed at promoting the global goals of the Contest among the members of the said community.

The project should have practical relevance and its impact must be clearly measurable. In submitting a proposal, entrants are advised to include definable measurements with various stages of implementation,clearly identifiable by time period. Specifically, entrants are advised to take into account the following elements:

a. Who is the target audience of the project?
b. What is the time-frame for its implementation?
c. How will this improve diversity and tolerance?
d. What is the estimated cost?
e. Does it require the participation of other partners (for example, university administration)? If so, how will their participation be ensured?
f. Can this be replicated elsewhere?

Entries should be accompanied by two attachments:

(i) An institutional representative will have to attest that the Entrant is either currently enrolled as a student or a faculty member of the institution, and that the project proposal is the original, unaided work of the Entrant.
(ii) Proof of age (between 18 and 30 as on May 31,2015.)


  • All Finalists will be given certificates of participation by the UNHATE Foundation, signifying they are one of the ten winners of the International Diversity Contest arranged in cooperation with the United Nations Academic Impact.

Submission Requirements

The proposal must clearly spell out the financial requirements for the implementation of the project. All Entrants are advised to include suggestions on future resource mobilization to support the project beyond the initial period for which grants will be available from the UNHATE Foundation.

Proposals submitted for consideration should not be longer than 1,000 words. However, supplemental material, containing detailed analysis with suggested time-frames and financial analysis, are welcome. All project proposals – and supplemental material – must be submitted in English.

Entries should be e-mailed by May 31, 2015 to [email protected] with “Diversity Contest” in the subject line.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNHATE-UNAI International Diversity Contest 


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