Par balamand le 21 Avril 2018 à 09:24
Launched in September 2015, Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) works closely with the United Nations Global Compact Headquarters to provide opportunities for learning, policy dialogue, and partnership on the Ten Principles and UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon.
The school curriculum in Lebanon is in need of significant refinement to reflect the most urgent social and environmental issues faced by our world today and Lebanon in particular. Accordingly, introducing Lebanese school students to the 10 UN Global Compact principles and the 17 sustainable Goals can greatly reinforce the students’ responsibility toward society and the environment. We believe that raising awareness can empower students while sensitizing them to the civic education component and contributing to the welfare of society at large.
The competition invited grade 10 students to:
1. Choose one of the 10 UN Global Compact principles that are spread over four themes (labor, the environment, human rights, and anti-corruption) and relate to one or more of the 17 sustainable goals.
2. Submit a short 2-3 minute video
In this video, participating students are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to demonstrate their understanding of one of the 10 UNGC principles and relate to one or more of the 17 sustainable goals. Ideally, students should select a problem faced in Lebanese organizations and demonstrate how the application of one of the principles can be a potential solution to the problem. Students are expected to direct and produce the short video by themselves. Participants have full creative discretion over the content of the video; the video can be but is not limited to a short play, a song, a poem, or an interview.
Students are expected to show understanding of a problem faced in Lebanon, find its complementary principle(s), and demonstrate creatively how the principle presents a potential solution to this problem.