‘Many languages, one world’: UN launches essay contest to celebrate multilingualism

The United Nations is asking college and university students to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalized world.

Head of UN DPI, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal (right), and President of ELS, Mark Harris, sign the agreement to host a multilingual essay contest. UN Photo

Head of UN DPI, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal (right), and President of ELS, Mark Harris, sign the agreement to host a multilingual essay contest. UN Photo

The contest, ‘Many Languages, One World,’ supports international education and multilingualism through the continued study of Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Information about the contest, including guidelines for submission, can be found here.

It was launched at UN Headquarters in New York with a signing ceremony between the UN Department of Public Information and the ELS Educational Services.

“Our collaboration focuses on two of the priorities of the Secretary-General, one being youth and the other multiculturalism, and this is a wonderful way of bringing those two together,” said Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information following today’s signing ceremony launching the contest.

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