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 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.

The essay should discuss global citizenship and cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these. The essay should reflect the student’s personal, academic, cultural and national context.

Entries, of up to 2,000 words in length must be written in an official language of the United Nations that is not the first language of the Entrant or the principal language of instruction during his or her primary or secondary education. The official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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.

The contest deadline is 31 March 2016 and more information, including contest rules and eligibility, can be found at http://www.els.edu/en/ManyLanguagesOneWorld.