Mr. Ramu Damodaran, Chief of United Nations Academic Impact Secretariat
Reported by Nadia Tian of Peaceever International TV from the United Nations General Assembly Hall: On July 21st, 2017, the Many Languages, One World (MLOW) Global Youth Forum, sponsored by the United Nations Academic Impact and ELS Educational Services, was held at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.
This forum is the fourth Many Languages, One World (MLOW) Youth Forum held at the United Nations headquarter. The forum invited college students from all over the world to deliver a speech in one of the United Nations official languages. The speech must be delivered in one of the UN official languages that is not the first language of the student delivering it and must be with a topic that is neither about global citizenship nor culture. This is a contest for young people to showcase their multi-lingual abilities, and to develop their communication skills and leadership.
The 60 students who are participating in this forum are selected from the 2,000 participants of the Many Languages, One World international essay contest across 27 countries and 57 universities.
The 60 participating students each gave a speech in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, or Spanish based on a certain given topic. The speech given in Chinese was given a topic of “Climate Action”.
Peaceever TV journalist interviewed Mr. Ramu Damodaran, Chief of United Nations Academic Impact Secretariat, and Mr. Mark Harris, President of ELS Educational Services.
Ms. Carmen Peris, Chief of United Nations Spanish Translation Service