Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On an International Year of Youth Writing Contest: Are the millennium goals achievable?''

If you are a youth (born between 1990 and 1995) there is yet time to enter the UN Chronicle writing contest in celebration of the International Year of Youth.  The topic is "Are the millennium goals achievable?'' and the deadline is September 30, 2010.  More information is at -gw



Are you between the age of 15 and 20? Do you have things to say to the international community? Enter UN Chronicle’s youth writing contest to celebrate the International Year of Youth! One winning article will be published in UN Chronicle’s special issue on youth. Second and third place winners will receive a free year’s subscription.

THE TOPIC: “Are the Millennium Development Goals Achievable?” ...

PICK ONE OF THE 8 MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS and explain whether you think it is achievable or not. The article must be more than a personal essay and must highlight a project that has been done, or it must include facts and research. For more information on the Millennium Development Goals, visit


1) Write a 900-word article on the theme: “Are the Millennium Development Goals Achievable?” (Pick ONE of the MDGs and explain whether it is achievable or not.)
2) Include your name, age, country, and word count of the article at the top of every page.
3) Submit to
4) Title the email “Youth Writing Contest” and include your country and age. e.g. Youth Writing Contest, Cindy Mueller, 25

CONTEST DEADLINE: September 30, 2010


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