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PNG Artists Invited to enter UN Women Song Contest

In an interview with the In Moresby Tonight Crew, UN Representatives stated that Papua New Guinea (PNG) Artists are invited to capture the spirit of the UN Secretary General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

UNiTE calls for global action to increase worldwide awareness and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions of ending violence against women. UNiTE is an UN interagency campaign, with UN Women as the coordinating agency.

In 2010, UNiTE Campaign launched the regional campaign in the Asia-Pacific region.

In recent years, the UNiTE campaign has utilised the colour orange as a unifying theme running through all of its global activities. In the context of its global advocacy, the orange colour used as a symbol of a brighter future without violence against women and girls.

The UN Representatives elaborated that the under the general campaign theme, the video clip may also include the following messages:

  • Ending violence against women and girls
  • Gender equality
  • Ending violence against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility
  • Respectful relationships between genders
  • Healthy masculinity
  • Campaign colour which is orange

Participants are encouraged to feature campaign and advocacy activities in their video clips and to portray a sense of hope and optimism.


  1. Make a music video clip featuring the UNiTE campaign song. You may use the version of the song provided, sing a cover version of the song or write your own song.
  2. Upload the clip onto Youtube and accompany it with a description of the theme chosen, shooting location with the hashtag #UNiTEsong, #16Days
  3. Email the Youtube link to asia-pacific.unite@unwomen.org with your name, contact details and your country to automatically enter the contest.
  4. Share your Youtube clip widely with friends and networks. The more views you get, the more likely you will win the prizes!

The contest is open today until February, 15th 2017. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Winners will be announced in Bangkok on 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day.

The contestants will be judged on;

  • the Relevance to the theme of UNiTE Campaign 16 Days of Activism
  • Potential impact
  • Originality
  • Artistic value
  • Entertainment

The decision of the organizers and judges on all matters relating to the contest will be final. The Judges will choose a winner and an honorable mention who will be notified by email using the contact details provided with their entries.

The music video clips will be linked to the UN Women and UNiTE social media platforms. Winners and other selected entries will be featured on UN Women Asia-Pacific YouTube channel and website. They will also be screened on the public screens at the United National Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and in public spaces around the Asia and the Pacific.

For more information:

Please contact: UNiTE Asia-Pacific team:

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

E-mail: asia-pacific.unite@unwomen.org

See more at: http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/events/2016/11/unite-2016-song-contest#desc

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