San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In commemoration of the start of the 70th anniversary year of the United Nations Charter and as part of the United Nations Academic Impact global initiative, please join
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The contest, Many Languages One World, was created to promote multilingualism and the continued study of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Ranging from college freshmen to Doctoral candidates, about 4,000 participants from 128 countries wrote a 2,000-word essay in one of the official languages of the UN that was not his or her native language.
Sixty essay contest winners from sixty colleges and universities from 26 countries were selected - ten from each language. On June 27, these winners will present action plans around themes from the UN Academic Impact at a special meeting at UN Headquarters. This will also be the launch of a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of the UN.
Please plan to arrive at the United Nations Secretariat by 9AM at 47 street and 1st Avenue entrance ( UN Guest Entrance). Our Team members shall escort you to the security check point and to the venue. To facilitate the security screening process, each participant will require a form of valid photo identification.