2021/22 ATAA UN Related Announcement #15

Youth Competition for United Nations World Science Day for Peace and Development, 10 November

October 4, 2022 | ATAA Committee on UN Relations is pleased to announce another opportunity to young Turkish-Americans to prepare and present a program that will help them get involved in global affairs, learn how to prepare a high-quality program, and learn how to efficiently work in teams.

Every participant will be able to mention their presentation in their resumes for school, university or job applications.  Universities, private and public organizations highly value applicants that have humanitarian interests that show responsibility, dedication and strong morals.

These presentations also allow participants to deep-dive into our history and study events that has very real applications in today’s events that will affect their future.  This year it will be especially important to focus on Atatürk’s efforts to maintain peace inside and outside Turkey.  Today, 90 years later we still are enjoying the fruits of these actions and we have the opportunity to build even stronger relations in the future.  We look forward to receiving your presentations.

Submission Guidelines

Presentations should be in Microsoft PowerPoint Format and should be delivered in 20 minutes.  Team work is encouraged. Each team member will get equal credit.  The Committee members are available to help prepare and provide presentation tips.

Entries should be submitted to uncommittee@ataa.org by October 20, 2022  – Competition Entry Form

We will group entries according to age groups classified as primary school, middle school and high school. Each group will have a winner who will present on November 13,  2022.

  • Submission Deadline:  October 20, 2022
  • Winner Announcement: October 22, 2022
  • Presentation: November 13, 2022

UN World Science Day for Peace and Development, 10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development was proclaimed by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 (UNESCO 31 C/Resolution 20). The Day highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in daily living. By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of our planet and in making our societies more sustainable.

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), representing over 50 local chapters and 500,000 Turkish Americans throughout the United States, serves locally and nationwide to develop an informed and empowered Turkish American community and to support strong U.S. – Turkey relations. The ATAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed under the laws of the District of Columbia in 1979. ATAA has been formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC) since July 2020.  ATAA Committee on UN Relations presents programs that support the ATAA’s core mission as well as  UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and/or UN Days.

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