Youth Voices at the UN Program – Essay Competition 2014

Youth Voices at the UN Program – Essay Competition 2014

Deadline: December 15, 2013

The World Youth Alliance is accepting applications for the 2014 Youth Voices at the UN Program Essay Competition. The Youth Voices at the UN is a global training program that provides an opportunity for youth members to attend part or all of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York. Participants benefit from informational training at WYA that teaches them how to articulate the core concepts of human dignity protection at the UN. Participants learn how to interact with delegates, and most effectively represent themselves, their countries and the mission of WYA.

Participants of the Youth Voices program are selected through an essay writing competition that covers themes discussed in actual United Nations Commissions. Enter and Win a Spot on WYA’s delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in March 2014.

Essay Question

What are the authentic solutions to meeting the MDGs for women and girls? You can answer with regards to a specific MDG or any number of MDGS.

Prizes and Benefits

Writers of the winning essays will receive:

  • An invitation to attend UN commissions together with the WYA team
  • Training at the WYA Headquarters prior to attending the UN Commission
  • Free lodging in New York City for the duration of the program
  • A certificate of completion of the Youth Voices Program

Please note that participants will have to cover their own transportation costs to and from New York City, and within New York City.

For more information, click here.

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