Voices of SDG16+

Launch of 2021 "Voices of SDG16+" : Stories for Global Action Video Campaign

It is with great excitement that we are launching the 2021 Voices of SDG16+: Stories for Global Action Video Campaign, under the theme of Resilient Recovery through Local Action on SDG16+”.

Individuals and civil society organizations from around the world are invited to submit short videos (maximum 3 minutes!) telling their “stories” of best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Successful stories should ideally feature both challenges and successes in pursuing advancement of the 2030 Agenda at national and subnational levels, and should showcase examples of how SDG16+ is being implemented and is helping to positively impact people’s lives – despite the impact and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are also invited to include concrete commitment for advancing SDG16+, highlighting plans for a long-term impact in their communities.

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You can find more detailed information on the 2021 Voices of SDG16+: Stories for Global Action video campaign, and share your video on our website at: https://voicesofsdg16plus.org/2021voices.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 7 June 2021

Building on the resounding success of the 2019 and 2020 Voices of SDG16+ campaigns, this year’s video campaign will invite individuals and partners around the world to submit short videos telling their “stories” of best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The 2021 campaign will build on the work done in 2020 & 2019 and will solicit further video submissions that are to be featured via a dedicated website and in context of side-events organized. The campaign intends to provide a unique and dynamic opportunity for a call for accelerated action and increased awareness on the work of local civil society partners in this domain.

The most compelling videos will be shared widely in the lead up to and during the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from 6-15 July 2021, and the top storytellers will be invited to present and share their stories during a dedicated/virtual 2021 HLPF Side-Event.

We hope that you will all share this opportunity far and wide with your own networks for partners to consider contributing videos for this campaign.

Selection and Criteria: Videos will be selected by the Voices of SDG16+ campaign partners to be featured in our ongoing virtual outreach on behalf of the campaign throughout 2021. Additionally, the top videos will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual side-event at the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, set to be hosted from the 6-15 July 2021.

You can find a full list of the criteria for this video campaign here, which will be used by Voices of SDG16+ Campaign partners in selection of these videos.

Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer: Given the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly urge all participants to abide by all local social distancing guidelines, and do not endorse participants violating any local guidelines, laws or regulations related to the COVID-19 situation in their localities. Therefore, we would encourage participants to submit videos taken in their homes or places of residence, as a way of discouraging and limiting interactions that could put themselves or others at risk of spreading COVID-19 in their communities.

For more information on limitations and guidelines for this campaign, please be sure to read our full Terms and Conditions document on our website here.

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