Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Connect4Climate

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.

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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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UNiTE T-Shirt Design Competition

uniteshirtAt the UNiTE campaign they believe in using imagination and creativity to build a future without violence.

Men aged between 18 to 25 could help the campaign by designing their own UNiTE campaign t-shirt!

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Young Innovators Competition - ITU Telecom World

ituYoung Innovators were asked to put to use their knowledge and skills to make the world a better place?

The winning ideas would have the chance to pitch to world leaders and win seed funding.

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2011 Citizen Ambassadors Contest

citizenThe 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.

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