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

 

UPU’s Theme For 2022 International Letter-Writing Competition Gives Young People A Voice In Climate Crisis

The theme for next year’s World Post Day on 9 October is “Post for Planet” and will highlight Posts’ role in accelerating action against climate change

Berne, 4 November 2021. “Write a letter to someone influential explaining why and how they should take action on the climate crisis,” is the theme for the Universal Postal Union’s 2022 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. 

“As the world meets in Glasgow for COP26 to help solve the climate crisis, young people can feel excluded, but they are the voices of our planet’s future. The theme of next year’s Letter-Writing Competition enables young people to call for the changes they desperately wish to see from their leaders,” said David Dadge, the UPU’s Programme Manager for Communications and Events. 

Adopted at UPU’s 1969 Tokyo Congress and launched in 1971, the competition brings talented young people together from thousands of schools in dozens of countries. The competition helps advance global literacy and education among young people. It is closely tied to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under Goal 4, which seeks inclusive and equitable education for all.

Participating countries hold a national letter-writing competition with support from postal operators and, often, assistance from education authorities. Each country chooses a national winner and submits their entry to a global competition held by UPU. An international jury judges the letters and selects the winners, as well as entries worthy of a special mention.

The competition winner is announced on 9 October, World Post Day. Next year’s theme for World Post Day is “Post for Planet,” which will highlight the role of Posts in supporting activities that help solve devastating climate change.

***
The Universal Postal Union is a UN specialized agency with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne. Established in 1874, it is one of the world’s oldest international organizations and is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN: Violations Of Palestinian Rights Puts Two-State Solution At Risk, Chief Warns
The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday... More>>



Oxfam: Afghanistan Faces Multiple Crises

ActionStation, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand, Christian World Service, Oxfam Aotearoa and World Vision New Zealand say that while Afghanistan faces chronic poverty, persistent droughts, war, the Covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis, winter is about to bring a whole new set of challenges...More>>

AFTINET: New COVID Strain Postpones WTO Meeting

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting scheduled for November 30-December 3 has been postponed indefinitely because the new Omicron strain of the COVID-19 virus in African countries with low vaccination rates prevents many African and other delegations from attending the meeting...
More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs

Food: Three Billion People Cannot Afford A Healthy Diet

Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the UN food agency said, launching a new report on Tuesday... More>>

COP26: Enough Of ‘Treating Nature Like A Toilet’ – Guterres Brings Stark Call For Climate Action To Glasgow
As the World Leaders Summit opened on day two of COP26, UN chief António Guterres sent a stark message to the international community. “We are digging our own graves”, he said, referring to the addiction to fossil fuels which threatens to push humanity and the planet, to the brink, through unsustainable global heating... More>>


Climate: ‘Vague’ Net Zero Promises Not Enough: Planet Still On Track For Catastrophic Heating, UN Report Warns

New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C this century even if fully met, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned... More>>