UN opens call for courageous youth nominees

published 13 August 2014 updated 18 August 2014

For the second consecutive year, the world’s top young leaders in education will be recognised by the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education.

Calls for nominations for the 2014 Youth Courage Awards will be open to partners until 29 August. Awardees will be announced at a special Youth General Assembly that will be hosted alongside the UN General Assembly on 22nd September 2014 in New York.

Partners have the chance to nominate youth between the ages of 14 – 29. Submissions can made be made online here.

This year’s awards will honour six young people who have, through their personal action, demonstrated courage and leadership and as change agents for universal education.

The inaugural Youth Courage Awards were announced at the United Nations on Malala Day in 2013.