NSN is Awarded as TOP 5 Runner-Up in the United Nations World Summit Youth Award 2014
On January 7, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria, the United Nations (UN) World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) announced Canada’s very own National Student Network as one of five best projects addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals.1
This year, a large international jury of social activists, young entrepreneurs, UN officials, business men and IT experts evaluated 1896 submissions from 138 UN and UNESCO countries. The National Student Network was amongst the top 30 digital youth projects and will be a feature project in the WSYA 2014 official catalogue to be distributed worldwide!
The National Student Network is honoured to be recognized by the WSYA, and feel privileged to share in this international movement with the other WSYA participants. We look forward to making a positive impact in the international community and are excited to help achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals through our collective efforts.
About the award
Established in 2005, The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a leading international competition honoring excellence on the use of Internet for social empowerment. As an annual contest it seeks to motivate young people under the age of thirty to actively contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The MDGs were set in 2000 by the UN to prompt member states and civil society to fight poverty, hunger and disease, inequalities, lack of education and environmental degradation.
1 The National Student Network was a top project in the ‘Create Your Culture’ category. The UN Millennium Development Goals are separated into six categories: Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease, Education for All, Power 2 Women, Create your Culture, Go Green and Pursue Truth. See http://youthaward.org/winners-overview/winning-projects-2014.