2016 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum & Student Essay Contest (All Expense Paid to speak at the United Nations)

Application Deadline: 31 March 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD: 2016 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum
Share your ideas and be heard… perhaps even in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations!

The purpose of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum is to promote global citizenship and cultural understanding through multilingualism and the continued study of the six official languages of the United Nations – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Organized by ELS Educational Services, Inc., and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), this event was created to bring global-minded young scholars from all over the world together to engage in dialogue about global issues and initiatives that could be carried back to their universities and institutions.
Benefits
  • 60 Students will be selected as delegates to the 2016 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum, 25-31 July, 2016, where they will create action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • The students will present these action plans at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Contest Rule:

  • The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with ELS Educational Services, Inc., (ELS) invites students, 18 years and older, who are enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university, to participate in the Many Languages, One World Essay Contest

To Participate:

  • Write an original essay (2,000 words or less) discussing global citizenship and cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.
  • The essay should reflect your personal, academic, cultural and national context.
  • Essays must be written in an official language of the United Nations that is not your first language or primary language of instruction during your primary or secondary education.
  • The official United Nations languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
  • You will need to demonstrate both written and verbal competency in the language of the essay.
  • You must be a full-time university student, recommended and endorsed by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline.
WINNERS
  • Ten students in each language group will be selected as winners.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum and Student Essay Contest

2 COMMENTS

  1. I am Arthur Douglas, a Liberian Journalist. This is my first sight of this opportunity, and I am hopeful that I will be one of the winners. I will certainly apply. Thanks UN!

  2. Thanks to the management of OFA for showcasing such a prestigious opportunity. I am an optimistic Liberian who aims high. This is just great!

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