UPDATE-November 20, 2014
Many Languages, One World 2015 is currently in the planning phase. Please stay tuned for more information.
UPDATE-June 30, 2014
The Many Languages, One World Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum was a great success. The event culminated on 27 June 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where sixty talented and insightful student contest winners made multilingual presentations on principles of the United Nations Academic Impact.
To further promote this important event, and to celebrate the students' accomplishments, we are delighted to share the video recordings of the contest winners’ presentations. Please click here.
We extend our sincere congratulations and thanks to all participants in the Many Languages, One World Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum.
MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD
United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest
Winners participate in a 5 day International Youth Forum in New York and present their work at the United Nations Headquarters on June 27th
Airfare, room and board provided
Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the ideas of global citizenship and understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural and national context.
Entries must be in an official language of the United Nations that is not the entrant's first language or primary language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education. Students must be full-time university students, sponsored by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older.
Essay Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014