Global Leadership English Challenge (GLEC) is an English Speech and Essay Writing Contest on the topics of the United Nations and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the world facing seemingly unresolvable matters, which range from environmental issues to refugee crises, GLEC aims to raise awareness and understanding of contemporary global issues of the participating students. Participants are expected to share their views on current issues and offer potential solutions to multifaceted global problems on the given themes based on their grade level.

“Small Move, Big Changes.”

Participants will go through two stages in their respective countries, and the final round winners will be invited to participate in the GLEC Global Conference, a four-day international academic conference on the UN and SDGs. Participants in the Global Conference will meet and exchange with UN high officials, scholars, ambassadors, international organization experts, and participating students from other countries. Through these events, GLEC will work as a stepping stone for participating students who wish to be future leaders in solving global challenges.
OVERALL THEME: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

@ Photo Reference: UN SDGs Knowledge Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.
The objective was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world.
The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty. 
The MDGs established measurable, universally-agreed objectives for tackling extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly diseases, 
and expanding primary education to all children, among other development priorities. (Reference:

UN SDGs-related Video for GLEC Global Participants 

 António Guterres 

The 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations

 'Intergenerational Dialogues on the SDGs' extracted from United Nations YouTube Channel
Hope to the Future Association supports the Sustainable Development Goals.