UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Youth Competition, 2016 (Fully Funded)

UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Youth Competition, 2016

UNIDO

Deadline for submission: 15 October 2016, by 00:00 CET (GMT+1)
Location: UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria

Fully Funded !!

Overview:

United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO launched two different competitions for the youth from around the world.

In order to ensure a bright future for inclusive and sustainable development, it is vital to facilitate a close collaboration with today’s youth. It is the young generation’s creativity, innovation and dedication that our future will be built upon. Therefore, as part of UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary celebration, we are pleased to announce UNIDO’s two international Youth competitions: the Time Capsule Competition and the Research Paper Competition.

The Time Capsule Competition:

Target Group: People worldwide born between 1991 and 1998

Deadline for submission: 15 October 2016, by 00:00 CET (GMT+1)

UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Time Capsule Competition is open to creative young people around the world (born between 1991 and 1998), who are interested in addressing the issue of sustainability for a more inclusive future.

The competition is organized by UNIDO, the UN specialized agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, together with AIESEC, the global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential.

Contestants  are required to submit a video message about their hopes, dreams and concerns with inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

The video, no longer than 60 seconds (related to the questions listed below), should be accompanied by a statement of up to 300 words outlining the ideas addressed in the video. All videos will be stored in a time capsule, which will be kept at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna and be re-opened in November 2030.

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These are the questions that need to be addressed in the 60-second video message:

(1)  How do you see the world in 2030 in the context of inclusive and sustainable industrial development  and Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG9)?
(2)  What are the main challenges we face today?
(3)  How can we best address these problems?

The winners of the best videos will be rewarded with:

  •  A UNIDO certificate
•  A round-trip from home country to the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria
•  Accommodation and health insurance in Vienna (from the 20th November to the 26th November 2016)
•  A grant

Steps for Time Capsule Competition:

(1)  Please be sure you read, fully comprehend, and are able to adhere to the pre- and post-selection requirements stated in the Time Capsule Competition flyer (remember: this competition is for young people born between 1991-1998)
(2)  Upload your video to WeTransfer
(3)  Download and complete the Application Form (double check that you have included the link to your video as well as the narrative)
(4)  Research, brainstorm, be creative and, above all, have fun (but be sure that all three questions have been answered)
(5)  Submit:
• Completed Application Form (including your statement and WeTransfer link)
      • A scanned copy of your passport
      • CV

* All Documents must be sent in one email to: time-capsule@unido.org by 15 October 2016 00:00 CET (GMT+1)

The Research Paper Competition

Target Group: People worldwide born between 1986 and 1993

Deadline for submission: 15 October 2016, by 00:00 CET (GMT+1)

UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Research Paper Competition is open to young people around the world (born between 1986 and 1993), who are interested in addressing the role of industry 4.0 in achieving a sustainable future.

The competition is organized by UNIDO, the UN specialized agency that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, together with AIESEC, the global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential.

Contestants are required to submit a research paper addressing the role of industry 4.0 in the context of the 2030 agenda, as well as an abstract of up to 300 words summarizing the argument. The research paper should address the following question:

What is the role of industry 4.0 in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9 and the 2030 Agenda?

Format: between 1,500 to 2,000 words – Times New Roman size 12 – 1.5 spacing – PDF version + an abstract of up to 300 words summarizing the argument.

The winners of the best research papers will be rewarded with:

 •  A UNIDO certificate
•  A grant
•  A round-trip from home country to the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria
•  Accommodation and health insurance in Vienna (from the 20th November to the 26th November 2016)

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Steps for the Research Paper Competition:

(1)  Please be sure you read, fully comprehend, and are able to adhere to the pre-and-post selection requirements stated in the Research Paper Competition flyer (remember: this competition is for young people born between 1986-1993)
(2)  Download and complete the Application Form (double check that you have included the abstract)
(3)  Research, brainstorm, be creative and, above all, have fun (but be sure that you have fully answered the question)
(4)  Submit your:
    •  Completed application form (including your abstract)
    •  Research Paper in the correct format
    •  Scanned copy of your passport and research essay in the right format
    •  CV

* All documents must be sent in one email to research-competition@unido.org by 15 October 2016 00:00 CET (GMT+1).

Website: http://www.unido.org/youth-competitions.html

24 thoughts on “UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Youth Competition, 2016 (Fully Funded)

  1. Hello. I am a Filipino student interested in the Time Capsule Competition. I have a question with regards to the video message that will be submitted. Will the video only feature the contestant talking about his insights or can it be an edited video with voice overs and occasional appearance of the contestant? Thank you in advance.

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  2. Hello,I am really interested to be part of UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Youth Competition. I am an lndonesian student; however, I was born on 1994. Can I apply for this competition? Your comment is highly appreciated.

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  3. Hi I am from Pakistan born in 1995
    I am a student of environmental science
    I am doing a research paper can I participate
    What will be the procedure

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  4. hello dear sir:
    i would like to apply for the video competition one ..i was born in 1993 . may i apply then ?? and is it possible to apply for both ?? i just wanted to challenge myself somehow .🙂
    thank you

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  5. Hello I am Oyuna from Mongolia. I have a question about the second competition. So I study in an American Community college as a international student. I still would like to participate in the competition. Can I be able to participate regardless of me not being in my own country?

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