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Climate action: Young creators using virtual reality at UN General Assembly

Young creators from 24 countries submitted 76 media projects for consideration for the third MY World 360º playlist.

Amazon rainforest
One of the stories will allow views examine issues of climate and inequality in the Amazon rainforest

The selection includes youth voices from Argentina, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States, with a focus on Climate Action and Reducing Inequalities. The stories allow viewers to examine issues of climate and inequality in settings that range from the Amazon rainforest, to the largest dumpsite in Eastern Africa, to the bustling Sham Shui Po neighborhood in Hong Kong.

Their stories will be screened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week from September 23-27, coinciding with the first ever SDG Summit.

The SDG Summit will gather heads of state and government from around the world to comprehensively review progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A small team of MY World 360º youth creators will be at the UN General Assembly to screen their work for heads of state and government, activists, UN officials and thought leaders and take delegates into the immersive worlds they captured to inspire action on the SDGs.

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Launched in 2018, MY World 360° supports young people worldwide to develop their digital skills, share their perspectives, and advance positive action on the SDGs.

“Young people are leading the way in making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. Each of the MY World 360 films is a powerful call to action to accelerate progress on the Goals, and we will do our best to ensure their voices are heard by world leaders and decision makers,” said Marina Ponti, Director of the United Nations SDG Action Campaign.

“We’re excited to support youth all over the world to develop their digital skills and share their perspectives using emerging technology,” said Karen Cator, President and CEO of Digital Promise.

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“Through our partnership with Oculus and the UN SDG Action Campaign, we’re thrilled to bring youth media creators to the UN General Assembly to screen their films and share with a global audience why these kinds of learning experiences are so powerful.”

The newest MY World 360º playlist features the following films:

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