The International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) is officially underway, and teams from around the world are writing their first essays for a chance to progress in the tournament. Qualifying essays are due October 28th, and are written on this year's topic: "Resolved: The United Nations should substantially increase humanitarian assistance for persons living in poverty."
In support of this debate tournament, Depatepedia has launched an informational page on the debate topic, with several aspects on the resolution. Debaters can visit the site for helpful information on the topic, and gain useful insights on the economic, media, or moral possible portrayals.
Debaters are competing for prizes that include an all-expense-paid trip to the IPPF Finals in New York City (April 16-18, 2010), and more than $30,000 in prize money (including a $10,000 grand prize). It's a one of-a-kind universal debate competition! The IPPF welcomes debaters from around the world — and from a wide spectrum of debate and forensic events. For more information on the IPPF, visit their website.