The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and ELS Educational Services Inc. (ELS) are organizing the Many Languages, One World essay contest for the third straight year.
It is open to full-time university students (18 years or older).
In order to participate, students must write an essay of 2,000 words or less regarding multilingualism in the context of global citizenship and of their personal, academic, and cultural background. The essay must be written in one of the six official UN languages (English, French, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese) that is not their mother tongue or primary language of instruction.
A total of 60 winners will be selected to attend a week-long (25-31 July) Global Youth Forum in New York City and present their ideas at United Nations Headquarters.
Essay submission deadline: 31 March 2016.
For more information, please visit the official website.
The following video shows how last year's winners enjoyed Global Youth Forum: