2024 World Citizen Essay Contest

World Affairs Council
Deadline: 3/24/2024

Global Classroom is excited to launch our 25th annual World Citizen Essay Contest (WCEC)! We encourage teachers and parents to share this opportunity with their students, and students to share their perspectives on the global issues important to them. Please see below for the 2024 WCEC Essay Prompt and click the blue button for contest details and logistics!

In September 2024, the United Nations (UN) will host “The Summit of the Future, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance cooperation on critical challenges and address gaps in global governance, reaffirm existing commitments including to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nations Charter…to positively impact people’s lives. Building on the SDG Summit in 2023, Member States will consider ways to lay the foundations for more effective global cooperation that can deal with today’s challenges as well as new [challenges] in the future.”

2024 World Citizen Essay Contest Prompt:

This year’s prompt centers the UN’s meaningful inclusion of youth participation as a foundation for safeguarding the future. If you had the opportunity to present at the Summit of the Future, WHAT global issue do you feel is the most important to address for your generation and WHY? WHERE is this issue having a significant impact? WHAT would be your action-oriented plan to resolve this issue? HOW could world leaders support this plan?

Learn more about the contest here.