World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


UN Seeks Children's Depictions Of Climate Change

UN seeks children's depictions of impact of climate change

17 July 2008 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its annual painting competition for children, calling for artwork from youth on the subject of climate change, ranging from its impact on the planet to steps everyone can take, such as using renewable energy and energy-saving light bulbs, using public transportation and planting trees.

The agency is urging youngsters around the globe between the ages of 5 to 13 to take part in the 18th International Children's Painting Competition, which this year is focusing on the theme "Climate Change: Our Challenge."

The contest - organized by UNEP, Japan's Foundation for Global Peace and Environment, Bayer and Nikon Corporation - is gaining momentum every year, with a record 15,550 entries from 90 countries submitted last year.

One global winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize, while one winner each from the six regions - Africa, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America - will receive $1,000 each.

All winners will receive fully paid trips, along with a chaperone, to next year's Tunza International Children's Conference, where the 2009 global winner will be announced.


Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives | RSS

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>