Monday, 02 February 2015

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UNRIC competitions

The UN is asking ordinary citizens around the world to unleash their creativity. Competitions on a variety of themes are regularly being organized. They are challenging, fun and rewarding, representing a great opportunity to get involved and help raise awareness on a given subject.

Below is an up-to-date list of competitions organized by the UN. They are ordered by deadline.

Please visit the websites to learn more on the rules and guidelines for each competition.

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2015 International letter-writing competition for young people

Deadline is 30 April, 2015

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UPU2015The theme selected for the 2015 competition is: "Tell us about the world you want to grow up in".

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals for the period 2000-2015 are coming to a close and the world body is getting ready to adopt its post-2015 sustainable development agenda to further the tremendous progress already achieved in education, life expectancy, poverty reduction, and disease control.

From 2015 onwards, efforts will continue to achieve “a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace”, states the United Nations, which will propose an ambitious post-2015 sustainable development agenda that is expected to be adopted by UN member states at a summit in September 2015.

The UPU competition gives youth worldwide an opportunity to express themselves on their hopes for the world we live in, and the possible solutions they see to the issues and challenges facing the planet. The winners will be announced in 2015, just before the UN Summit.

Project: #DrawDisability

Deadline is 15 July, 2015

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DrawDisability#DrawDisability is a global campaign launched by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) , in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the United Nations Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG) . It aims to enhance awareness among children and youth on disability by inviting them to reflect on their understanding of the concept of disability and to portray, by drawing, how they see Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in their communities.

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