The Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 Youth Courage Awards. This year, the awards will recognize and honour youth who have personally demonstrated courage and leadership and acted as agents of change for universal education.

The Youth Courage Awards were first announced at the United Nations on Malala Day in 2013, and then honoured six young people who had demonstrated leadership in the fight to get every child into school. Previous winners have led organisations which run child marriage-free zones in Bangladesh and continued their education against daunting odds.

Awardees will be announced at a special Youth General Assembly hosted alongside the UN General Assembly on 22 September 2014 in New York.

The Envoy for Global Education would like partners to nominate outstanding young people aged 14-29 by filling out this form. The deadline for submissions is Friday 29 August.

For more information, please visit the website of the Special Envoy for Global Education.