Official 2021 World Citizen Essay Contest Resource Guide
This resource was created to supplement Global Classroom's Annual World Citizen Essay Contest,
2021 World Citizen Essay Contest
The COVID-19 global pandemic has illustrated that today’s world is truly interconnected. With so many changes happening at once—climate change, domestic political unrest, the global economy, education, health care, trade and tourism—we are seeing new ways local and national actions impact international issues. According to the United Nations, “the world is at a defining moment for collective action” to solve challenging global issues. Therefore, in 1000 words or less, discuss an issue of global significance, explain its impact on a specific context (local, national, regional, or global), what steps you would take to address it, and how you would inspire others, especially youth, to take action on this important issue.
This resource guide supports parents and educators in empowering youth to raise their voices on global current events and issues important to them. The guide introduces the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provides access to tools and resources reflecting this year's prompt centering the impacts of COVID-19 on education locally and globally.