GLEC Global Conference on the United Nations and the SDGs
All the winners from the Regional Round will be invited to participate in the Global Conference on the United Nations, a four-day international academic conference on the UN and SDGs, which range from environmental to refugee issues. UN high officials, scholars, ambassadors, and international organization experts, will be invited to expose the youth from Viet Nam, China, Japan, and Korea to crucial topics, and the youth will be able to share their views on global issues.
Duration: 3nights 4days
Venue: One of the GLEC Host Cities (Probably at Seoul in 2020, and will take rotations in the future)
Participants: Only the Winners from Regional Final Round from each country will be invited to the conference.
Participation Fee: Around $220 (Participants will be required to pay the minimum fee to attend the conference for four days)
- UN Expert Briefing Session
- SDGs Workshops and Seminars
- Talk Concert with the UN Young Leaders
- Debates on the UN Agendas
- Team Presentation on the SDGs
- Cultural Exchange Programs
Contest Process ★ Must Read ★
The First Step to GLEC Global is to apply for Regional Preliminary Round that is being hosted at the main cities of the GLEC hosting countries. The round will be based online in order to raise accessibility for a wider range of students.
Duration : One month (30 days)
Venue : Online-based for high accessibility (www.gleader.org)
Participants : Students aged from Grade 5 (12 years old) to University students
- Speech : Non-native English speakers only
- Essay : All nationalities
Preparatory Documents :
- Speech : Application Form, Photo ID, and Speech Record File, and Speech Script
- Essay : Application Form, Photo ID, and Essay
The next step to GLEC Global is to apply for Regional Final Round that is being hosted at the local universities or educational institutions in each GLEC city. Those who received a qualification from the online preliminary round will be invited to the contest.
For the Speech section, the applicant is required to deliver a 3~5 minutes of speech on one of the goals of the SDGs in front of examiners without reading the script. For the Essay section, the test format is very similar to TOEFL Writing section. The applicant is required to type an essay (500~700 words) on one of the goals of the SDGs within 50 minutes.
Both of the section highly recommends the applicant to thoroughly understand the given topic, to analyze the status quo, and to ultimate suggest a solution in the perspective of the youth, the future generation of our society.
Duration : 2 days (Saturday/Sunday)
Venue : University in each GLEC city
Participants : Qualified applicants from Online Preliminary Round based on GLEC scoring criteria
Examiners : UN Experts (Officials from the UN Department and International Organizations) and English Professors
The Final Step is to participate in Global GLEC Conference on the UN that invites the winners from the Regional Final Round of each country (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam). The Global Conference will be 4 days of an international academic conference that includes UN Expert Briefing Session, SDGs Workshops, Talk Concert with the UN Young Leaders, Debates on the UN Agendas, and Cultural Exchange Programs.
Duration : 3 nights 4 days
Venue : One of the GLEC Host Cities
Particiapants: Winners from Regional Final Round from each country
Programs : UN Expert Briefing Session, SDGs Workshops, Talk Concert with the UN Young Leaders, Debates on the UN Agendas, Team Presentation on the SDGs, and Cultural Exchange Programs.
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