NSN Shortlisted for Prestigious International Youth Award!
Last week, the NSN was shortlisted as 1 of 86 projects from around the world for the prestigious international World Summit Youth Award (WSYA). The competition included 1896 projects from 138 UN countries, 86 of which were selected for their outstanding contribution to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) through online creations.
WSYA was established in 2005 and 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 MDGs. 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.
The NSN is now moving onto the final round of evaluation! At the end of August, a jury of international experts will select the 18 winners and the 12 runners-up of the WSYA 2014. The winners’ ceremony will be held November 28th to December 1st, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
We at the NSN are all excited to be shortlisted for the award and honoured to be recognized for our contribution to the international community. Keep your fingers crossed for us! There’s more to come with the NSN!