Change The World In 30 Seconds

The United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), is running the 3rd annual Citizen Ambassadors video contest from 8 August 2011 to 8 September 2011.

Rules of the Contest:

– Only entries submitted via YouTube will be eligible for consideration. To sign up for an account on YouTube, please visit

– Video entries must not exceed 30 seconds in length.

– The contestant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date he/she enters the contest.

– Video submissions must be original and unpublished work by the contestant and not infringe on any copyright laws.

– The submitted video must begin with the phrase “Excuse me, Mr. Secretary-General…”

– Submitted videos must be recorded in English or French or subtitled in English or French.

– Each entrant must fill out the Entry Form.

– Video submissions may not contain any offensive or inappropriate content, according to United Nations principles and practices, and must comply with YouTube’s general terms and conditions.

– Current or former staff members, interns or retirees of the United Nations Organization, its Agencies, Funds or Programmes and any family and/or house-hold members of these staff members are not eligible.

– The contest will end on 8 September 2011 at 11:55 p.m. New York time (EST). Entries submitted after this time or modified past the end of the contest will not be eligible.

– The results will be announced in October 2011 on the official Citizen Ambassadors website and on the UN Channel on YouTube.

For further information, email citizenambassador[at] Include the URL of your video submission and your YouTube profile name in your email.

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