UN invites young people to take part in the Global Youth Video Competition

UN invites young people to take part in the Global Youth Video Competition

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change invites young people to take part in the V Global Competition for Environmental Videos. The purpose of the competition is to mobilize young people from all over the world to solve the pressing problems of humanity.

Young people from around the world are encouraged to submit videos for the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition This year, the fifth edition of the video competition aims to mobilize global youth around the Climate Action Summit.

Young people should submit a 3-minute video showcasing positive solutions on three themes: Cities and Local Action to Combat Climate Change; Nature-based Solutions for Food and Human Health; and Nature-Based Solutions to balance the use of land for people and ecosystems.

“Youth are powerful agents of change. I am looking forward to see their energy and creativity reflected in all three themes of the competition this year, which we have developed in close partnership with the Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity,” UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said.

One winner will be selected per category. The three winners will attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Santiago, Chile, in December 2019. The winning videos will be screened in front of a global audience at the conference. In addition, the videographers will have the opportunity to work with UN Climate Change’s communications team, covering highlights of the conference.

“More and more young people are voicing concern about environmental degradation. Their proposals for solving seemingly intractable environmental issues are often beyond our imagination. With this video competition, we will see the world through their eyes, and get inspiration to protect and restore valuable land and ecosystems,” Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, said.

More information is available here. Deadline for submission of videos is 28 July, 2019.

Ayna BERDIYEVA