The United Nations in Belarus and International University "MITSO" are pleased to announce a second round of essay–writing contest "70 Years of the United Nations (1945–2015). My World: Sustainable Development Agenda Beyond 2015" for students of law, economy, environment faculties of universities of the Republic of Belarus. The Essay Contest aims at attracting attention of students to the problems and activities of the United Nations, increasing motivation of students, improving research on the issues related to the United Nations.



The United Nations in Belarus and International University "MITSO" are pleased to announce a second round of essay–writing contest "70 Years of the United Nations (1945–2015). My World: Sustainable Development Agenda Beyond 2015" for students of law, economy, environment faculties of universities of the Republic of Belarus. 

The Essay Contest aims at attracting attention of students to the problems and activities of the United Nations, increasing motivation of students, improving research on the issues related to the United Nations.

The following research areas are offered for essays writing:
1. Promotion of Sustained Economic Growth and Sustainable Development After 2015
Possible topics: protection of forests, seas and other types of natural objects; protection of global climate for present and future generations; international trade and development;
2. Role of the United Nations in Promoting a New Humanitarian Order.
Possible topics: non–discrimination and absence of harassment; the right of peoples to self–determination and sustainable development; prevention of international and domestic conflicts.
3. Humanitarian Dimension of Development.
Possible topics: support for persons with disabilities; migration and development; the right to information as an element of sustainable development.

Essays may be also submitted on a topic not listed above, provided that they concern one of the research areas defined by the Contest Regulation.

The Contest is held from 23 February to 30 March 2015. Results of the Contest are determined between 10 and 20 May 2015.

The Contest winners will be awarded at the International University "MITSO" in the last ten days of May 2015 at the young scholars conference "70 Years of the United Nations (1945–2015). My World: Sustainable Development Agenda Beyond 2015" with participation of representatives of the organizers.

The best essay by a decision of the contest jury may be included in the published collection of papers presented at the young scholars conference "70 Years of the United Nations (1945–2015). My World: Sustainable Development Agenda Beyond 2015."