ATTENTION: Competition for writing the best scholarly article on SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation)

Символ 20-летия создания Шанхайской организации сотрудничества

"20 Years of SCO: Inspiring Growth and Broad Prospects"


Dear students!

On June 15, 2021 the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (hereinafter referred to as the SCO/Organisation) will mark its 20th anniversary.

The Council of SCO Heads of State is scheduled to meet in Dushanbe (Republic of Tajikistan) on September 16-17, 2021 to exchange views on important issues of the regional and international agenda and discuss new priorities of multilateral cooperation within the Organisation. A number of important outcome documents are expected to be adopted that would provide impetus for further multifaceted interaction among the member countries on important contemporary issues.

In the framework of the Organisation's 20th anniversary celebrations, the SCO Secretariat announces a competition among students for the best scholarly article on SCO on the theme "20 Years of the SCO: Inspiring Growth and Broad Prospects".

The objectives of the competition are to support promising young people, encourage their creative activity, facilitate professional development of future political experts, economists, scientists, and expand their knowledge, including about the activities of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Competition deadlines:

Mart 1 — September 1, 2021.

Eligible participants:

Students studying in 3rd or 4th year in the departments/faculties of International Relations, International Economics and International Law of the universities of the SCO Member States.

Competition Name/Title

"The best scholarly article on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization".

Requirements for article:

— Uniqueness of the scholarly article (must not have been published earlier);
— The article can be written in Chinese, Russian or English languages;
— On the title page it is necessary to mention the full name of the student, the name of the university, faculty and course year, the name/title of the competition and the scholarly article (separately attach the autobiography with a photo);

Format for the article:

In Chinese language: A4, margins: top — 2 cm, bottom — 2 cm, right — 1.5 cm, left — 2 cm. The font is 宋体 size 四号. Line spacing is 1.5. The length of the article can be between 6 to 9 pages;

In Russian and English Languages: A4, margins: top — 2 cm, bottom — 2 cm, right — 1.5 cm, left — 2 cm, font — Times New Roman size 14. Line spacing: 1.5. The length of the article should not be less than 7 pages and not more than 10 pages.

Procedure for sending the article to the SCO Secretariat:

1. Universities' management can select the articles and forward it (both in electronic and printed versions) to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (of the respective country) addressed to the SCO National Coordinator of the respective Member State.
2. National Coordinators of the Member States will submit these articles to the SCO Secretariat.
3. The deadline for submission of articles to the SCO Secretariat by the National Coordinators is till September 5, 2021 at e-mail: with the title/subject "Competition".

Results of the competition:

Articles will be reviewed by the members of the SCO Secretariat Council who will select one winner from each SCO Member State.

Main criteria for evaluation of articles

— creative idea and thematic focus
— creativity;
— novelty and depth of understanding of the topic;
— compliance with the requirements to the paper's formatting.

Announcement of the winners

It will be posted on the SCO Secretariat's website on September 10, 2021

Rewards to the winners

A commemorative gift from the SCO Secretary General and the publication of the best article on the official website of the SCO Secretariat.

Contact persons in the SCO Secretariat

Ms. Minara Rakhanova, Advisor, Department of Economic and Humanitarian Affairs, contact: +86 13241637020;
Mr. Shohin Samadi, 1st Category Expert, Department of Economic and Humanitarian Affairs +86 13051863375