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IYCS calls for 5th UN Global Youth Video Competition

Video Credits: tvebiomovies

Paris, France - The International Young Catholic Students (IYCS) International Secretariat invites affiliated movements around the world, which includes the Student Catholic Action of the Philippines, to submit entries for the 5th United Nations Global Youth Video Competition. Here are the details and takeaways:

About the competition

The United Nations recognizes the key role that youth play in tackling climate change. UN Climate Change and its partners have ran the annual Global Youth Video Competition since 2015. The competition demonstrates how young people are key players in enacting innovative and ambitious solutions to combat climate change. Furthermore, it enables them to showcase their solutions and inspire others.

Who is behind this?

The Secretariats of the three environmental conventions, the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC), Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in partnership with the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Development Programme Small Grants Programme (UNDP/GEF SGP),  Television for Environment (tve) and BNP Paribas Foundation.

In 2019, the Video Competition is jointly organized to broaden the scope of entries and mobilize the global youth along the lines of the Global Climate Action Summit called in September by the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres.


This year’s Global Youth Video Competition is divided into 3 categories:

Each Convention is responsible for one of the three categories. One winner will be selected from each category.

The prize

  • Three winners of Round-trip travel to UN Climate Conference COP 25 in Santiago, Chile in December 2019.

  • Winning and finalist films shown at UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in New York in September.

  • Assignment to work with the UN Climate Change's communications team as youth reporters, compiling and producing videos, articles and social media post to cover highlights of COP25.

Your video

Maximum three minutes spoken or subtitled in English. Enter from any country

I’m interested! How do I get involved?

Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 are asked to send in an engaging video of maximum three minutes long.

Applicants must submit their videos to the to the tvebiomovies online platform HERE.

The deadline for the competition is 29 July 2019.

More information on this year’s competition is available on the UN Climate Change Webpage for the competition and on the tvebiomovies website. See the 2018 UN Climate Change Newsroom Articlefor an inspirational video from Patricia Espinosa.  See information on the previous winners HERE or in the press release attached below.

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