Do you want to encourage young people to think about peace in their communities, countries and the wider world?

Would you like to help nurture a generation of peace-oriented citizens and future leaders?

Would it be useful to explore young peoples’ opinions on peace agendas? And to harness their enthusiasm for contributing to the improvement of peace in the world?

Would you like to help build a collection of written essays that could serve as a resource for various sectors, for example a source of ideas for leaders, items for analysis by social scientists and law scholars, a motivation for use by teachers to encourage their students to write essays and a revelation for politicians about the issues that preoccupy the minds of young people?

Then United Nations Association Coventry Branch invites you to become a Young People’s Peace Essay Partner

How to become a Partner

It’s easy. For example you can

  • Tell your friends and colleagues about the Competition.
  • Invite your children, students or young friends to write an essay.
  • Download some resources (see below) and publicise the competition on social media. Please use #youngpeoplespeaceessay
  • Make a contribution towards the prize fund, no matter how small, via JustGiving

Then write to partner@youngpeoplespeaceessay.org and tell us what you have done.

What are the benefits of being a Partner?

Know that you are doing your bit to promote a culture of peace among the citizens of tomorrow.

If you wish we will add your logo or name to every page on this website.

You can add Young People’s Peace Essay Partner to your credentials.

What is the International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition?

The International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition is an annual essay-writing contest open to everyone aged 25 and under all over the world. All essays should relate to PEACE, but beyond that young people are free to choose their own topics such as justice, peace movements, human rights and so on. 

This competition is organised by the United Nations Association Coventry Branch

Submissions are accepted from 1 January until 31 October each year. 

The winners are announced in November.

Aims of the Competition

United Nations Association Coventry Branch aspires to nurture the creativity and dedication of young writers towards building and maintaining peace in their communities and the world in general. 

This contest provides them with a platform to express their thoughts and feelings regarding peace-related issues and gives them a voice in building peace. 

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