2 October 2019

Global Leadership English Challenge (GLEC) English Speech and Essay Writing Contest

Global Leadership English Challenge (GLEC) is an English speech and essay writing contest on the United Nations, open to students from grade 4 to undergraduate level. 

Participants are required to give their opinions and provide solutions to multifaceted global issues related to the themes of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. GLEC aims to raise awareness and extend students’ understanding of contemporary global issues, and serve as a stepping stone for youth participants who wish to be involved in solving global challenges in the future.


Preliminary Round (Online-based)

  • China: 28 Dec 2019  
  • Japan: 28 Dec 2019
  • Korea: 13 May-23 June 2019 (Completed)
  • Vietnam: 1-30 Nov 2019 

Final Round

  • China: 20 Jan 2020
  • Japan: 25 Jan 2020  
  • Korea: 20-21 Jul 2019 (Completed)
  • Vietnam: 12 Jan 2020

For more information about the application process, please visit the GLEC website