Many Languages, One World – Essay contest 2013-2014

In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and as part of the UN Academic Impact’s (UNAI) commitment to multilingual education, ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact are launching a global essay contest for higher education students on global citizenship and understanding, one of the 10 principles of UNAI.The contest, Many Languages, One World, supports international education and multilingualism through the continued study of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. To qualify, students of higher education must write their essays in one of these six languages, which must not be their mother tongue. The language must be the entrant’s second or third language, and not the principal medium of instruction in her or his education. The deadline for the contest is 15 December 2013.

The United Nations Information Centre Pretoria invites all higher education institutions to promote this initiative with all students and partners. For further details on the contest and to participate, please visit /en/ManyLanguagesOneWorld 

For information: The UN Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in actively supporting ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, literacy, sustainability and conflict resolution. UNAI also asks each participating college or university to actively demonstrate support of at least one of those principles each year.

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