28 Aug, 2014

Deadline to nominate outstanding young people for the Youth Courage Award is 29 August

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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 […]

28 Aug, 2014

Students in Asia-Pacific Challenged on Sustainability

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The South Asian Youth Environment Network (SAYEN) has launched a competition for college students to increase sustainability on their campuses and raise awareness of the community Handprint.  The Centre for Environment Education developed the Handprint tool to help measure the impacts of positive action on three aspects of action towards sustainability; environment, society and the […]

11 Feb, 2014

Interested in Entrepreneurship? Join the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

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Launched by the Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO, the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international contest that provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their community. The competition aims to empower the young generation to take initiative in social innovation and become pioneers in […]

17 Oct, 2013

Youth filmmakers to present their work at international awards ceremony

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Around the world, young people have been making one-minute videos in UNICEF-hosted OneMinutesJr. workshops. Eager to express themselves, youth participants share their viewpoints on subjects such as disabilities, juvenile justice, violence, their future and their lives. Now, 15 of these filmmakers are nominees for the 2013 OneMinutesJr. Awards and have been invited to Amsterdam, the […]

17 Oct, 2013

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

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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. 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 […]

14 Oct, 2013

ITU selects winners of young innovators competition

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Ten young people from around the world will be honoured with a United Nations award recognizing their work as entrepreneurs and use of technology to change the world. The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom come from a wide range of countries including India, Uganda and Viet Nam […]

19 Sep, 2013

Do One Thing for Diversity Video Contest

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in partnership with UNESCO and various other partners from corporations to civil society is launching“Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” campaign aimed at engaging people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion. As part of the “Do One Thing for Diversity […]

4 Sep, 2013

“Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” video contest

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Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” World Day for Cultural Diversity May 21 Online Video Contest Rules & Regulations for submitting videos Please read the rules and regulations carefully. Participating in the “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” video contest of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) means that you have agreed […]