UNDP LAUNCHES GLOBAL STORYTELLING CONTEST

The United Nations Development Program logo. Photo credit: News Times Africa.

The United Nations Development Program logo. Photo credit: News Times Africa.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched its global storytelling contest, Voices 2 Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries.

A statement from UNDP says this targets journalists 35 years of age and under from developing countries who are already engaged in public writing and want to contribute towards greater public awareness on climate change.

The best stories will be published every day from November 2-29th on UNDP and partners’ sites.

The authors of the top two prize-winning stories will be invited to attend and cover the COP21 UN climate summit in Paris this December.

Stories can be submitted in English or in Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish (with an English translation), on a rolling basis until
October 11th, 2015.

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