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Climate Action Photo competition

Deadline: 15 August 2014

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WMO-compThe World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding a photo competition for the 2015 WMO calendar and 2015 World Meteorological Day.

The theme is Climate Knowledge for Climate Action. Winning entries will feature in the WMO calendar and be showcased on WMO’s website and Flickr gallery, and be displayed at 2015 World Meteorological Day celebrations. There is no cash prize.

We are looking for photographs which illustrate our understanding of our weather and climate and our action to cope with natural climate variability, human induced climate change and related extreme events like heat-waves and floods. Examples include how we can use seasonal forecasts, prediction of El Niño/La Niña events etc. to improve food production, water management, disaster risk reduction and health outcomes; as well as action on climate change.

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Deadline is 30 June, 2014

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The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international program launched by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO. The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities.

By highlighting the best examples of youth entrepreneurship, the competition aims to empower the young generation to take the initiative in social innovation and become pioneers in building a harmonious and sustainable society.

#WTD2014 Blogger Competition

Deadline: 15 August 2014

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WTO-comp-logo enYou are a passionate traveller, know lots about tourism and it’s economic, social and environmental impact and happen to have your own blog? Then why not participate in United Nations World Tourism Organization’s Blogger Competition on this year’s WTD theme “Tourism and Community Development”?

PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival

Deadline: 27 June 2014

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pluralplusThe United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion.

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels. Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length.


‘Young Innovators’ competition

Deadline is 31 July, 2014

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ideas2The Young Innovators Competition seeks for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with social start-ups which use open source technologies for disaster management. This could include disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters.

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