SDG16+ Stories Contest 206 views

Type of Funding

Fully funded




The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is inviting entries for the SDG16+ Stories Contest. Contestants need to submit short videos to tell their story if they are working to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies, or if they have been working to promote women’s political participation, or if they have been supporting local-level work to improve access to justice. SDG16+ covers peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

The entries could be about small initiatives making a difference in the community, or national awareness-raising campaigns. All videos highlighting such initiatives, be they at global or regional levels, can be submitted for this contest.


The best videos will be showcased at an event during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum that will take place in New York in July 2019 and selected candidates will be sponsored to attend the Political Forum in person. Runner-up entries will be shared on the social media channels of partner organisations.

Entrants can use the title ‘Voices of SDG16+: stories for global action’ in publicity for their video once it has been submitted.


Contestants must be at least 18 years old and the submitted videos have to demonstrate how the contestants have worked to achieve peace, justice, and inclusive institutions through action in their community. The video also has to show who is doing the work, the context the contestant is working in and the challenges faced. The entry has to demonstrate what is being done to address these challenges, and how SDG16+ has helped in overcoming them. In addition, contestants have to mention how their action could continue in the future.

The organisers are looking for creative, innovative and/or inspiring approaches to using SDG16+ in a practical way.

There is no need to use any professional equipment, as videos could be taken on any standard smart phone. Each contestant may submit more than 1 entry showcasing different stories of his/her SDG16 work.


Entries are to be submitted online by 15 May 2019.

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