At Rio+20, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to work towards environmental protection for our planet.
Twenty years ago, at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio a 12 year old girl named Severn Suzuki addressed world leaders, asking why they had failed to solve the world’s social and environmental problems. Her speech sparked a standing ovation and, twenty years on, The United Nations is now looking for the next Severn Suzuki. Watch Severn’s remarkable speech here
After Severn’s landmark speech the UN has launched the ‘A Date With History Competition’. The Competition asks young people to create videos that tell the world what future they want. So far there have been competition entries from all over the world. One winner will go to Brazil for the Rio+20 Summit in June.
Kristin Casper, a Rio+20 youth spokeswoman and one of the judges, explains the focus on younger voices: "There are times when our leaders need to look into the eyes of their children and remember who we need the just and green future for. This is such a time."
Why not create your own Rio+20 video and post it on your Team HQ blog? If you had 2 minutes to tell the world about the future you want, what would YOU say?
Tell us by uploading a blog post and we’ll award your team an additional 100 points!