Essay Competition “My role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals”

Jan 31, 2017

“My role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals”

Language: Russian and Turkmen

Deadline: 19 March 2017

UNDP invites journalists of the national and private print media, as well as news reporters and other representatives of the mass media working in Turkmenistan to participate in the essay contest.

The purpose of the essay contest is to raise awareness of the journalists on the civil input into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); disseminate the information and encourage public to reflect on importance of SDGs and actions which each citizen can undertake to implement SDGs.

Please submit an essay of 500-700 words in Russian or Turkmen describing your role and every day action in achieving SDGs. The examples can include information sharing, projects, campaigns, charity events and others.

UNDP will hold an information session for interested candidates to share writing guidelines and discuss the topic on 20 February 2017 in the Conference hall of UN at 40 Galkynysh str. All interested candidates shall register before 18 February 2017 at +993 65 054016 or via email

Send your essay submissions no later than 19 March 2017 to

Authors of the best essays will present their works at the launch/presentation event of the Human Development Report 2017.

Jury panel will include representatives of the UN agencies.

Results of the essay contest will be announced by 31 March 2017.

The evaluation will include several criteria: creativity, originality, a profound understanding of the SDGs, matching the format of UNDP success story, tangible impact and contribution to the implementation of the SDGs.

Contact information

Nazik Myradova
Communications Associate

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