Friday, October 16, 2009

United Nations picks its YouTube "Citizen Ambassadors"

Last month, the United Nations and U.N. Ambassador George Clooney asked citizens to post videos detailing what they would say to the United Nations General Assembly if they were given the chance to do so. The U.N. received over 475 videos to become a "citizen ambassador" to the UN.

The five winners (from Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States) have been chosen and will travel to U.N. Headquarters in New York to meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on U.N. Day, October 23rd. This video announces the winners, and also gives a very cool look at the intensive approach the U.N. took to narrow down the entries:

To view the winning videos, you can scroll through this playlist:


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It is really interesting. This is a great idea it would give a chance to people to express their willing.

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