“What if – Spesterra*” Youth Video Challenge

What do Messanger of Peace Michael Douglas, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, and the 10 UN Youth Champions for Disarmament have in common? They are all calling on 18-24 years old around the globe to join the “What if – Spesterra” Youth Video Challenge!


Today, on #WorldArtsDay, #Youth4Disarmament launches a video challenge, asking the question: “What would the world look like to you if more money were spent on peace and development and less on arms?”


Coined from the Latin words spes, which means hope, and terra, which means land, the “What if – Spesterra” Youth Video Challenge calls on young people across the globe to imagine: “What do you think the world would look like if more money were spent on peace and development and less on arms?” and share their vision in a creative 2.20-minute video.


Making use of multimedia productions like short films, animations, documentaries, and music videos, young people are invited to showcase their vision of what would happen if we put people at the center of our disarmament efforts to save lives and make our world a safer place.


The challenge close on Youth Skills Day on 15 July and is open to youth between the ages of 18 to 24.


The fifteen winners will attend an intensive summer course on disarmament. They will also develop concrete recommendations on ways to reduce military spending in order to secure our common future, which they will present, along with the winning videos, at a side event during the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations First Committee.


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