The “I am a Youth of a Small Island” international competition was organized by the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and other UN Partners to mark the mid-term review of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA Pathway).
The competition was announced in June 2019 and open to Youth from SIDS ages 15-24. Submissions had to reflect the reality of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) as a special case for sustainable development. The interpretation can be from such angles as: economic, social, cultural, environmental or any combination of these. In keeping with the theme of sustainable development for the SIDS, this interpretation could also take the view of visioning for the future when today’s youth will become adults. The submission had to be creative, draw the viewer, keep their attention with originality and innovativeness. Entries for the contest was submitted by 5 August of 2019 in the form of: essays, photography, visual arts, video, poetry or musical.
Some of the top entries which are categorized can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The order of the entry does not represent any kind of ranking.
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