2010 Citizen Ambassadors
Here are your 2010 Citizen Ambassadors to the United Nations:
To find out more about the winners click HERE
Read the press release HERE
Watch compilation video:
We congratulate all the participants and commend you on your creative and inspiring videos!
The 2010 Citizen Ambassadors video contest (23 July - 23 August 2010) was organized by the Department of Public Information in partnership with YouTube, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Foundation, French broadcaster TV5Monde and with kind support from Flip Video.
The 2010 Citizen Ambassadors campaign featured calls-for-entries from the following dignitaries and public figures who work with the United Nations as Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors: Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General; Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace; Stevie Wonder, UN Messenger of Peace; Angelique Kidjo, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; Leo Messi, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; Jackie Chan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; Youssou N'Dour, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
What did the winners receive?
- HD Mino Flip Cam courtesy of UN Foundation and Flip Video
- Honorary title of "Citizen Ambassador to the UN" for two years
- Complimentary flight + 2 night stay in New York City for UN Day 2010
- Meeting and photo-op with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
- VIP seating at UN Day Concert in the GA Hall at UNHQ
- Their videos were screened at the UN
2009 Citizen Ambassadors
Five winners were selected as Citizen Ambassadors of the United Nations for the best video entries titled: “What would you say to world leaders?” The winners, Emily Troutman of the United States, Maricarmen Ortega of Mexico, Kirsty Matthews of Canada, Breno Coelho of Brazil, and Jeremy Walker of Canada, were designated as “Citizen Ambassadors” for the UN and travelled to the United Nations Headquarters for the sixty-fourth UN Day and concert on 23 October.
2009 Citizen Ambassadors photo gallery
The campaign was the latest in a series of initiatives launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, which sought to utilize the power of the internet and social networking to engage a new generation of world citizens in the importance of international diplomacy.
See the video summary of the 2009 Citizen Ambassadors campaign: