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Youths invited to enter Essay Writing Competition


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Commerce and Regional Integration is inviting young Vincentians aged 15-30 to participate in its second annual Essay Writing Competition. This year’s competition focuses on the thematic areas of the Human Rights and Human Trafficking and Sustainable Development in the Tourism sector.{{more}}

The Essay Competition is being held from February 22 to April 29, 2016. The Ministry successfully launched the Essay Writing Competition 2015 and is once again partnering with sponsor Digicel to deliver the competition 2016.

In an effort to challenge participants’ understanding on foreign policy matters, participants have been grouped into two categories. The topic for group one’s essay is relating to the issues of Human Rights and targets persons aged 15 – 20, while group two’s essay will focus on Sustainable Development in the Tourism Sector.

The topics are as follows:

Group 1: Human Rights and Human Trafficking – Human trafficking is considered to be a form of modern slavery affecting both large and small states with women and children mostly affected. In an effort to address this global scourge, what political, economic, social and legal interventions would you recommend the Government of SVG undertake? How important is partnership in addressing this issue?

Group 2: The tourism and service sectors have been identified as the major economic earner of the country within the 21st century. In this context, with the increasing impact of climate change on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), what strategies can be implemented to ensure our tourism industry is both sustainable and safeguarded from climate change?