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  • Published on: 26 Feb 2012
  • Submitted by: International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
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�Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest� - 3 weeks till music video upload deadline
Many people around the world regard Rio+20 as the only event in foreseeable future where the world can be moved to a more just and sustainable way.

But how to raise awareness of the historic importance of this conference? What can be done to make policy makers � but also the general public and every global citizen � understand the urgent need for a successful Rio+20 summit?

At IAAI we think that a specific thematic focus on global youth � their fears, hopes, anger, passion, love and creativity � can help energize Rio+20 preparations.

And here Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest comes in!

Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest � gives young people from around the world an opportunity to express their hopes, concerns and ideas regarding a sustainable future of the world by means of music.

The first prize winners of both categories (children: up to 15 years and youth 15-30 years) will be rewarded with a trip to Rio+20 conference where they will get an opportunity to present to the world their message on intergenerational partnerships for a sustainable world.

Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest is organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) with support from youth organizations and enthusiastic individuals/volunteers from all around the world. There are more than 65 people in more than 50 countries involved to promote the competition and organizing additional activities on national and regional level.

Please disseminate this information among your networks and motivate your youth networks and artists to get involved!!

Upload and voting platform: (deadline 18 March 2012, online voting starts 19 March and will be open till 14 May)

�IAAI/Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest� Facebook account:

Have a look on the music videos that have been uploaded so far (about 50, from all continents of the world) on

Fyi: Some Rio+20 GYMC National coordinators will organize in cooperation with their respective ministries of environment, youth, education, etc. and in cooperation with media and other partners national juries and select national level winners � get in contact with the NC in your country for details.

Further Information in several languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Arabic, Kiswahili, etc.) can be found here:

Please find on our homepage also information about a �Rio+20 Arts and Media Partnership Workshop� that will take place Friday 23rd of March 2012 (in the context of Third Rio+20 Intersessional) at UN Church Center, UN Plaza 777, New York.

Everybody invited!

Let the Music Talk! Let the Rhythm Play! And Let the World Know What the Youth have to Say!
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