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‘Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General …’

As part of the lead-up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil in June 2012, The Living Rainforest is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 essay competition and debate, Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General …

We want to hear what children think governments and world leaders should be doing to build a more sustainable future on planet Earth.

Building on the success of the 2011 competition (How on Earth Can We Save the Rainforests?’), we’re inviting submissions from internationally-minded students and schools around the world.

Get your thinking caps on now … 1st prize is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to attend the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil!

The deadline for essay submissions is 30 March 2012. For further information, visit the competition page of our website.

Schools & Teachers – Register now


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  1. Christa Lions says:

    Hello there! I was wondering what time on March 30th 2012 this essay had to be submitted? Thank you :)

  2. Karl Hansen says:


    The deadline is midnight March 30th 2012.

    All Teacher Champions need to upload their student essays directly onto the website by logging in at

    For the Teacher Help Page, please see

    Please do not email essays to us as we regret that we are unable to upload essays on behalf of Teacher Champions.

  3. aries oliveros says:

    When will the results of the 2012 Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General essay writing competition be released? Will there be runner-up winners? Thanks!

  4. Cristina says:

    Hello!!!Can you tell me when the answer will be announced??(I not see the date):)

  5. Karl Hansen says:

    Hello all – please see the notice about winner announcements at the top of the essay competition webpage –

  6. Ritu says:

    Hello! How the winner will be informed personally? through teacher champion login id or through teacher champion personal mail-id.

  7. Karl Hansen says:

    Teacher Champions have been notified directly via email. There is no need to log back in to the competition pages. Thank you for asking.

  8. amelita cruz says:

    all participants will know the outcome of the contest or just the supposed winners? What is the precise date?
    Thank you

  9. Karl Hansen says:

    The primary school winners will be announced on 16th May at the Primary Schools Debate and on this website.
    The secondary school winners will be announced on 17th May at the Secondary Schools Debate and on this website.

  10. ilham karim says:

    we hope indonesia will be winner for this year.
    wish us luck!

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