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Online Launch of Rio + 20 Global Youth Music Contest
5 Oct 2011 - 5 Oct 2011
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

United Nations Office in Vienna

The Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest is a global competition for young people organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) with a wide number of partners and youth networks on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Earth Summit) to be held in June 2012 in Brazil.

Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest encourages youth to express their hopes, concerns and thoughts on future of our earth through the universal language of music as a powerful expression that incites commitment for sustainable development. The contest will collect musical messages from global youth exploring global solutions for sustainable development and the winners will win a trip to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012 and make the voices of global youth heard through their music.

After a very intensive preparatory workshop with 30 global youth representatives from all around the world in Maria Loretto palace in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Austria) September 12-16 (see press release for details and presentation of the initiative at international conference "Knowledge, Youth and Global Commons" the initiative will be presented online to a global audience in cooperation with UN Information Service Vienna and Earth Charter International e-learning platform

Follow this link to attend the online launch 5 October 2011 at 18.45 CEST (GMT+2h):

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Let the music talk, let the rhythm play. Let the world know what the youth have to say!

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