Spread your word through essays and speeches for a more peaceful and prosperous world!

Global Leadership English Challenge is an international English competition on the United Nations Agenda, bringing more than 800 students from over 8 Asian countries.

Final Round Registration Fee Payment Deadline

All finalists including both general applicants and nominated applicants must complete the payment ($50 per sector) to confirm participation to the final round.

Individual final round schedules will be informed through an online ticket (ID Slip) starting from May 11.

May 10 (Wed.) 23:59 (KST)

The competition brings young leaders from all over the world for public speaking and academic writing contests. Established in 2012, it annually reaches more than 600 students across the globe, exercising their English skills and competing with international students!

The entire competition goes online at our unique web platform, and the finalists (winners of the annual preliminary round or nominees from each school) must write or deliver a speech live.

Develop written communication skills and challenge yourself with UN-related global issues without geographical barriers to entry

Add a high-impact achievement to your CV and/or university application

Compete with highly-motivated and talented international students group from every country around the world


Create your GLEC account and choose which entry field you would like to compete for. Speech? Essay? Or both? Inspire the globe on how each of us can make a difference in the world. 

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Anyone who is selected as a nominee passes the first round as a qualified finalist once the preliminary requirements are received. Request your teacher for the recommendation form!

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Any general or nominated applicants who finished the first few steps, now it's time to submit your entry files online. Visit our unique submission platform and share the young minds.

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Broaden your horizons and opportunities by writing and speaking on current global issues and the United Nations Agenda. Only winners will receive UN-related prizes!

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Largest and Premier UN-theme English Competition,

Compete Global, Grow Global

Get to know the crises our globe is facing, share your views on the agenda,

and offer your own creative solutions on earth!