Youth Voices at the UN Essay Competition 2014.

Submission Deadline: December 15 2013

The Youth Voices at the UN is a global training program run by the World Youth Alliance. The program provides an opportunity for our youth members to attend part or all of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York. Participants benefit from informational training at WYA that teaches them how to articulate the core concepts of human dignity protection at the UN. Participants learn how to interact with delegates, and most effectively represent themselves, their countries and the mission of WYA.

Essay Question:

What are the authentic solutions to meeting the MDGs for women and girls? You can answer with regards to a specific MDG or any number of MDGs.

Participants of the Youth Voices program are selected through an essay writing competition that covers themes discussed in actual United Nations Commissions. Writers of the winning essays will receive:

  • An invitation to attend UN commissions together with the WYA team
  • Training at the WYA Headquarters prior to attending the UN Commission
  • Free lodging in New York City for the duration of the program
  • A certificate of completion of the Youth Voices Program

Submission Requirements

  • Participants must be Track A Certified
  • One entry per person
  • Format: 800 – 1,000 words in MS Word or PDF file
  • Fill out the application form
  • Email application forms to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Youth Voices at the UN
  • Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2013

Important Dates

  • November 1, 2013: Essay competition starts
  • December 15, 2013: Last day to submit essays
  • December 20, 2013: Winner notification
  • January 4, 2014: Last day for winners to confirm participation at the CSW in New York
  • March 8 – 14, 2014: 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Youth Voices at the UN Essay Competition 2014

Download Application form


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