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UNIDO Research Paper Competition 2016

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.

Target Group: People worldwide born between 1991 and 1998

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

UNIDO-competition

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.

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)

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