The Trygve Lie Youth Challenge

The Trygve Lie Youth Challenge is an annual creative and educational competition named after the Norwegian politician and lawyer that became the UNs first Secretary-General. The competition is a collaboration between Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and the National High School Model United Nations.

Carlisle High School, winner of the 2012 Trygve Lie Youth Challenge. 
Photo: Norway UN Mission/Emma K Lydersen.

Delegates to the 2012 National High School Model UN conference were challenged to come up with a creative poster to express their views at the upcoming the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. The team from Carlisle High School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania came up with the winning entry, a twist on the logo for the UN Year of the Forest. Read more

Photo: Norway UN Mission/Emma K Lydersen.

Over 2500 students filled the UN General Assembly on Saturday March 12 for the launch of a new award named after the UN’s first Secretary-General Trygve Lie. Norway’s Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Tine Mørch Smith, revealed the winner of the inaugural Trygve Lie Challenge during the closing ceremony of the National High School Model UN conference 2011. Read more