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MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD

 

2015 International Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum

 

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The 2015 Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and United Nations event was an overwhelming success!


Photo: 2015 Many Languages, One World winners at the United Nations General Assembly in New York
On 24 July, 2015 seventy remarkable students from around the world came to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York to share their perspective on the post-2015 global development agenda. These seventy students were selected based on essays they submitted in April of this year.

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The goal of this event was to promote multilingualism and the continued study of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Key Facts about Many Languages, One World 2015

  • Over 1,250 essays were submitted
  • Contestants were from 42 different countries
  • 70 winners were selected – representing the 70th anniversary of the United Nations
  • The Global Youth Forum, took place at Adelphi University in New York, New York where students prepared actions plans on the United Nations post-2015 global development agenda
  • Seventy winners presented these action plans in the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters on 24 July, 2015

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