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UN Slavery Memorial Design Competition

unslaveryThe Permanent Memorial Committee and UNESCO invited designers to submit proposals for an appropriate memorial in keeping with the following theme: “Acknowledging the Tragedy: Considering the Legacy: Lest We Forget”. The goal of the competition was to identify and select an outstanding design for the Memorial to enshrine the legacy of millions of African captives whose untold stories, memories and contribution to humanity forever changed the world’s societies.


Take One Action Against Poverty

zidaneUNDP asked you to share your story with them & inspire others!

The aim was to show the people behind all these small and big actions that help end poverty world-wide. People were asked to smile, take a photo of themselves in action, upload it onto Facebook and tag UNDP. The description of the photo had to start with "My One Action against poverty is ___", including name and location.


International Video Challenge for Youth (UNESCO)

unescocompUNESCO asked "What is your idea of cultural diversity?"

Youth aged 18 to 24 were invited to use their creativity and express a personal vision of cultural diversity through a short video based on the UNESCO 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.



connect4climateIn the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 17) in Durban this December, the Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition invited young people from the ages of 13 to 30 to submit photos and videos relating to climate change.


Poetry for Peace Contest

poetryOn the occasion of the International Day of Peace (21 Sep) a social media driven 'Poetry for Peace' contest was held from 15 September to 14 October, 2011, to share messages of peace.

For four weeks, a social media Poetry for Peace contest invited the world to hear the living testimonies of atomic bomb survivors, called HIBAKUSHA, and respond to their stories in verse. People were also encouraged to "like" the poems that most touched them.


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