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Rio 2012 Youth Song World Cup
25 Jul 2011 - 25 Jul 2011
6:15 AM - 7:45 PM

Conference Room B NLB, UN HQ New York

?Global Challenges Song World Cup? is a grassroots initiative of ?International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges? Vienna-Ljubljana which gives youth a voice in global efforts to address global challenges and facilitates intercultural understanding based on new social media.

Following the small, but successful, first 350 Climate Protection Song World Cup competition leading up to the UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen in 2009, IAAI and partners are organizing the second competition in advance of the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.

The ?Rio 2012 Youth Song World Cup? side event to UN High Level Meeting on Youth? feeds into the deliberations of ongoing ?International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding? as Rio 2012 YSWC addresses in an innovative way the topics of youth led social development, future prospects of youth and their well-being and youth participation in global governance.

At the HLMY event on July 25th, the Rio 2012 YSWC organizers aim to network and coordinate with other youth networks and initiatives who might be planning similar activities in the run-up to Rio +20 conference in order to avoid duplication of efforts, facilitate the development of some kind of joint strategy on social media, youth and Rio 2012 and thus utilize synergy potentials and increase overall effectiveness of this kind of youth led sustainable development.

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