Closed/Expired: UNSCR 1540 international student essay contest

UNSCR 1540 international student essay contest

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.

Your government (pick a particular country) is developing a five-year action plan for the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540. Your government may be in a position to help other states implement this resolution or may need to request help in implementing this resolution. You are advising your government on what it needs to do, why, and by when in order to implement this resolution and decrease WMD risks. In no more than 2,500 words, develop a five-year action plan that includes priorities and timelines. Make sure to include ways to measure success. Students* must be at least 18 years of age to enter the contest. By submitting an essay, students attest to being enrolled in an undergraduate or advanced degree program (e.g., graduate/law/business/medical school) during the calendar year 2016.

Awards:- 1st $2000, 2nd $1000

Deadline:– 05-08-2016

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