Sunday, June 19, 2016

Stimson Center UNSCR 1540 International Student Essay Contest

Submissions will be accepted starting in May and the competition will be open until August 5, 2016.

The numbers of terrorists and extremist groups are growing. Many are interested in developing or obtaining Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) – nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. That makes it even more important that we control equipment, materials, technologies, and knowledge that can be used to make and deliver WMDs. The international community needs imaginative strategies to stymie the proliferation of WMDs, and you can help by sharing your best ideas with the U.N. Security Council.

 Note that this is in support of the U.N. Security Council’s 1540 Committee, a subsidiary organ of the Security Council. Essay contest details are below. Start thinking and writing now.


The first- and second-place winners will get a trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, later this year to present his/her ideas at an awards ceremony to representatives of the U.N. Security Council and will receive awards of $2,000 and $1,000, respectively, from the Washington Foreign Law Society. Additional honorees may participate via audio/video and will receive $500 awards. The Stimson Center will publish the top essays. The universities and professors of these top students will also be recognized at the awards ceremony and in the publication.

Click here for more information.

Mary T. Curtin, Ph.D.
Diplomat in Residence/Global Policy Area Coordinator
Human Rights Program Advisor
143 Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
email: mtcurtin@umn.edu
phone: 612-624-1065
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