Debate topic 2019 (February-June
Topic: "Should there be a Universal Basic Income (UBI)?"
Debate Topic 1 2018 (February-June)
TOPIC: "Capital punishment is an effective deterrent to stop crime"
Debate Topic 1 2016 (February-June)
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What do you know about censorship of the Internet? What relevance and importance does it have to achieving global peace and security? Does it do more harm? Or is some censorship good for all?
Debate Topic 1 2014-15 (September-December)
"Revolution is a justifiable means to global peace and security."
What do you know about revolutions across history? Do they always had a negative impact on the world? Or is there justification for war and killing under the guise of a 'revolution'.
How important is global peace and security? What are good examples where revolution has produced this....or not? How would you debate the affirmative or the negative side to this question?
Debate Topic 2013-14
"Using plastic water bottles does more harm than good."
The Global Youth Debates topic 2013-14 was based on the need to develop knowledge around environmental sustainability, and related social and economic factors, and to be able to share this knowledge through researched and logical responses via a formal debate format.
The 2015 United Nations Millenium Development Goals - Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability talks about developing country policies and programmes to reverse the loss of environmental resources. It also talks about reducing the number of people around the world without access to safe drinking water.