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Calling All Full-Time Multilingual University Students! One Month Remaining to Enter Many Languages, One World

February 26, 2015

There is one month remaining for full-time University students to enter their essays to compete for a chance to win a trip to New York City and speak at the United Nations. The deadline for essay submissions is Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

The official website,, is available in the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


2015 marks the second edition of Many Languages, One World. In 2014, over 4,000 people participated in some aspect of the competition. Nearly 1,500 essays were submitted by students from 128 different countries studying at a diverse group of universities around the world. The 60 winners represented 26 different countries and six continents.

This year, ten winners will be selected from each language group, with an additional ten winners chosen on merit from the remaining entries in all languages. ELS will award each winner with an all-expense-paid trip to New York during the week of July 20 – 26, 2015, to participate in the Global Youth Forum and discuss plans of action addressing selected topics from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

For full contest details, rules and entry guidelines, please click here.

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