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  • Published on: 22 May 2012
  • Submitted by: International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
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Heartpower for Rio+20 ? Announcement of the Winners of Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest!
Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest invited young people from around the world to participate in Rio+20 by singing of their visions of a sustainable world in the context of United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

313 songs have been submitted by young artists from 40 countries.

19 March till 18 May 2012 there has been going on an online voting with more than 200.000 visitors at the voting page

As the voting phase has been successfully completed we are now delighted to present to you the winners of Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest:

- The winner in the category ?Young? (up to 15 years) - who is also the overall winner of Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest with a total of 44.251 votes - is the Choir Santo Amaro de Oeiras from Portugal with the Song ?Meu Planeta Azul? (My Blue Planet)

- The winner in the category ?Young? are Milena Paraschiv and Radu Popescu from Romania with the song ?Open Your Eyes?

The winners of GYMC will perform in Rio de Janeiro 19 June 2012 at opening session of the Rio+20 conference ?Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance? and there will be probably some more public appearances of the winners and meetings with Rio+20 secretariat staff, UN system officials and member states delegations in order to fulfill the vision and mission of Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest:
?Let the Music talk, let the Rhythm Play and Let the World Know What the Youth Have to Say!?

Rio+20 GYMC CD:

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