19 December 2016

2017 Many Languages, One World (MLOW) International Essay Contest

2017 Many Languages, One World (MLOW) International Essay Contest Will be Opening Soon

The 2017 Many Languages, One World (MLOW) international essay contest will be opening soon. The contest, organized by United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and ELS Educational Services, Inc., aims to foster global citizenship and cultural understanding by promoting multilingualism.

Students are asked to write an essay of up to 2000 words on an UN-related theme in one of six official languages of the United Nations that is neither their mother tongue nor their primary language of instruction.  The official United Nations languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Sixty winners, ten from each language, will be flown to the United States for a week-long Global Youth Forum and will have the opportunity to speak in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York.  Join the Conversation using #MLOW2017 and sign up for updates at MLOWNews.ELS.edu.

DEADLINE: March 2017