Essay Writing Contest for University Students

The United Nations Academic Impact and the Brookings Institution in Washington DC are launching a global contest for university students, inviting them to imagine a speech that would be made by the Secretary-General at the opening of the next session of the General Assembly.

Form: a draft of the imagined speech by the Secretary-General

 Topic: Responsibilities and rights involved in solving global problems together in  a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.
 Length: up to 1500 words
 Closing Date: June 15, 2012
 Prize: invitation to New York and Washington DC to meet with the United Nations Secretary-General and the Brookings Institution. The competition is open to all students currently enrolled at a university. Submissions should be sent simultaneously to and Please put SPEECH COMPETITION in the subject line. For more information, please visit or

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