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#CrisesofInequality UNRISD Media Contest for International Students in Switzerland

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has taken the initiative to increase awareness on the urgency to build a new eco-social contract based on visions of justice, equality and sustainability. It has organized the #CrisesofInequality UNRISD Media Contest for the year 2023-2024. 

Participation in this competition can be made by press, radio and TV journalists and media actors working in any language. They must prepare an entry for print, audio or video. A total of 4 winners will be awarded two prizes of $500, one of $750, and one of $1,000. 

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Founded in 1963 with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the United Nations that aims to ensure that social equity, inclusion, and justice are central to development thinking, policy, and practice. 

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is a trusted partner for other UN entities and for member states and has a unique ‘inside–outside, independent–networked’ position. The organization undertakes multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues.

Application Deadline: The applications must be submitted no later than 23:59 CET, 4th December 2022. 

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postgraduate degree
  • Award: $1,000
  • Number of Awards: 4
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Switzerland


  • Eligible Countries: Individuals from all countries are eligible to apply. 
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Candidates can undertake a role of a journalist. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be active journalists. 

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Interested candidates are required to publish their stories in a media outlet (not self-published) between 21 October and 4 December 2022 or also share it on social media using the hashtag #crisesofinequality. They must then complete their entry by submitting this form
  • Supporting Documents: The candidates must prepare an entry no longer than 1,500 words for print, 15 minutes for audio, and 5 minutes for video. 
  • Admission Requirements: The applicant must be a journalist working at the intersection of social and environmental justice
  • Language Requirement: The applicants must be fluent and proficient in English. 


The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) will award four winners the following prizes: 

  • 1stprize – USD 1,000
  • 2ndprize – USD 750
  • 3rdprize – USD 500
  • Special prize – USD 500 to the best publication from a young (under the age of 30) reporter outside of the top three.

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