Friday, January 08, 2010

The People Speak Global Debates Fall 2009 results and Spring 2010 topic announced

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in The People Speak Fall 2009 Global Debates competition. Here are the top-ten teams who have taken the lead through their excellent efforts during the fall semester:

New Hope Academy, U.S.
Santee High School, U.S.
Liceul Academy de Stiinte, Moldova
Prometeu-Prim, Moldova
Kerr High School, U.S.
Colegiul Finan. Bancar, Moldova
Campestre Americano, Colombia
Lindale High School, U.S.
Brother Rice, U.S.
Mircea Eliade Lyceum, Moldova

Final winners will be announced in May after the Spring 2010 competition, which will be determined by adding the points teams received from the fall debates and spring debates. The top-two U.S. and the top-two international teams win a trip to the 2010 IDEA Youth Forum in Zeeland, Netherlands. The three U.S. runner-up teams and the three international runner-up teams each receive UN Foundation grants of $2,000. For more information on the final prizes, click here.

Ready to start working toward a final prize? Get started on the Spring 2010 Global Debates today. Here is this semester's topic: "Annex I countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should provide significantly increased aid to developing countries specifically for climate change adaptation." Debates begin in March, but it's never to early to start brainstorming, researching, and planning!

For more information on The People Speak 2009/2010 Global Debates, click here. Good luck to all participating teams! Not participating yet? Find out more about this event and how your team can take part this semester.

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