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Essay Contest to Award 60 University Students to Participate in Global Youth Conference

Sixty University students around the world now have the opportunity to participate in this year’s Global Youth Conference on the Sustainable Development Agenda. They will be selected through the Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest.

Information released from a press release today, confirmed the United Nations Academic Impact in collaboration with ELS Educational Services will sponsor the 4th Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum.

The reports confirm that Northeastern University (Boston, USA) is this year’s host for Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organiser of the Northeastern University Global Youth Conference.

It is assured, sixty winners will be selected as delegates to the 2017 Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum, where they will create action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in one of the six official languages of the United Nations.

ELS Educational Services, Inc. will award each winner with an all-expense paid trip to Boston and New York City between July 15 – 26, covering the airfare, accommodations and meals.

The students are required to participate at the Global Youth Forum by creating action plans addressing selected topics from the Sustainable Development Agenda, and will present their views at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Hence, they are to write an original essay, 2,000 words or fewer, discussing global citizenship and cultural understanding, and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.

The essay is expected to reflect participant’s personal, academic, cultural and national context and has a submission deadline at 11:59 p.m Eastern Standard Time (EST), United States on March 16, 2017.

Only full-time university students of 18 years of age and above by the contest deadline are eligible to participate. They are to be referred and endorsed by a faculty member or university representative.

To qualify, essays must be written in an official language of the United Nations that is neither the participant’s first language nor the medium of instruction in either participant’s primary or secondary education.

Participants will need to demonstrate both written and verbal competency in the language of the essay.

Interested Papua New Guinean students can obtain further information at https://www.manylanguagesoneworld.org/.

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