The United Nations asked you to use your voice as a global citizen to tell world leaders in a short video what you think needs to be done to make this world a better and safer place.
The campaign was part of a series of initiatives launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, which seek to utilize the power of the Internet and social networking to engage a new generation of world citizens in the importance of international diplomacy.
The United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), ran the 3rd annual Citizen Ambassadors video contest from 8 August 2011, to 8 September 2011.
The 20 finalists can be viewed on the dedicated facebook page.
The three Winners, available below and on the website, received a once-in-a-lifetime trip to visit the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, attend a special events and meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and be given the honourary title of Citizen Ambassadors for a two-year term.
Sigin Rënwa Ojulu, 20, South Sudan/USA
Sergio (Mario) Valdez, 19, Guatemala
Jonathan Eric Defante, 22, Philippines
Ended: September 8, 2011.
Edited: G. Cornwell
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