To get an opportunity to share your ideas and be heard in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, young people have to write an original essay (2,000 words or less) discussing global citizenship and cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.
The essay should:
- Reflect personal, academic, cultural and national context.
- Must be written in an official language of the United Nations that is NOT your first language or primary language of instruction during your primary or secondary education. The official UN languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
You will need to demonstrate both written and verbal competency in the language of the essay.
More than that, you must be a full-time university student, recommended and endorsed by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older by the contest deadline.
Airfare, accommodation and meals will be provided by the organiser.