Essay Topic Model WTO 2020

We are excited to announce the essay topic of the 23rd Model WTO conference:

“Sustainable development, including environmental sustainability, is one of the objectives of the WTO. Do you think that the WTO is fulfilling this aspiration? Why? Why not?”

Format Guidelines

  • Language: English
  • Length: Maximum 2 pages (no cover page or bibliography)
  • Style: The essay should be written in a legible font. Spacing and formatting are left to the candidate’s consideration
  • Quotes and citations: Any internationally recognised referencing convention is accepted
  • Submission: As a single pdf file with CV via an application form

Please note that this year, all applicants are required to submit an essay. The deadline for the essay is the same as the general application, i.e. 19th of January 2020.

Please be concise in your argumentation and focus on a specific aspect of the topic. We do not expect you to quote extensively. Those who will assess the essay are familiar with the topic and they expect an argumentative essay, i.e. it should be a persuasive reflection of your point of view.

If you have any further questions about the essay, please contact us at info@model-wto.org