The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a global contest and a network for young people under the age of 30 who use internet, mobile phones or other digital media to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action.
It is promoted in all UN member states through the networks of the World Summit Award (WSA) the UN Global Alliance for ICT, other participating UN Organisations and Agencies such as UNESCO and UNIDO, governments and NGOs, youth organisations, and all those committed to making a real difference in the achievement of the MDGs.
The WSYA is a follow-up initiative activity of the UN World Summit on Information Society and its action plan towards the year 2015 organized by the International Center for New Media, a not-for-profit Organization based in Salzburg, Austria.
You are younger than 30?
You have developed a social project with Internet or Mobile Technology?
You want to make a difference in the world, your country or community?
You are a committed social entrepreneur and are eager to give your project a new drive?
Then you should apply for the World Summit Youth Award and get the chance to bring your project on a global stage!
You(th) take Action on the UN Millennium Development Goals!
World Summit Youth Award 2014 Calls for Applications: February 15th – June 15th
The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-content and new media, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital content and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to put the UN Millennium Development Goals into action.
Engaged talents or young professionals under 30 can enter their projects (for free) until June 15th within the 6 Categories:
1. Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease
2. Education for All
3. Power 2 Women
4. Create your Culture
5. Go Green
6. Pursue the Truth
The best projects will be invited to the WSYA Winners’ Event. The 18 winners will showcase their project on an international stage and meet other engaged people – The perfect chance to be promoted through the WSYA network and become part of a vibrant and lively community!
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