Multilingual contest inspires UK student's fight for gender equality

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Nicholas Bloom, a student at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn.

The opportunity to deliver a speech in French on gender equality to the UN General Assembly has cemented a young British student's decision to push for more women's representation in UK politics.

Nicholas Bloom is among 60 students worldwide chosen as the winners of this year's Many Languages, One World multilingual essay competition co-sponsored by the UN.

Nicholas will graduate next year from the University of Bristol, where he is studying French and Spanish.

He also spent six months in Colombia and has interned at an advertising agency in Paris, where he also volunteered at a refugee camp.

Dianne Penn caught up with Nicholas when he and the other winners were at UN Headquarters on Friday.

Duration: 3'49"

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