‘WE THE PEOPLE’ – Add Your Voice! #globalgoals

Sep 3, 2015

How Can You Support We the People? 

Like Lang Lang from 3rd September, you can submit your video to UNDP's WeChat account at "undpchina" and share footage of yourselves reading lines from the script written by Richard Curtis, the famous filmmaker, outlining the ambition and themes of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals also known as the Global Goals. Visit undpchina WeChat group, choose the goal you feel most passionate about, film yourself reading the lines, and upload your footage.

From the 25th September ‘Tell Everyone’ about the #globalgoals. Text, tweet, sing, post, like, email, teach, watch, talk, share. Whatever it takes to TELL EVERYONE.

What is the Outcome?

Entries will be edited together into a final crowd-sourced video using footage submitted by people all over the world. The video will feature as many different faces and voices as possible, and will be screened at the Global Citizen festival in New York on 26th September and included in a 1-hour special TV programme to be broadcast globally in over 20 countries.

Who Supports We the People?

“By uniting faces and voices from all over the world, we will create a film with the biggest cast ever. We’ll show it to the world when the UN Global Goals launch on 25th September to pledge our support for a brighter future.”

Today, the Global Goals Campaign launches “We the People” - a crowdsourced film where everyone is invited to join the world’s biggest cast and star alongside with UNDP Goodwill Ambassador in China Zhou Xun, UN Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, G.E.M., Bill and Melinda Gates, Sun Yang, Lei Sheng, Yuan Shanshan, UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder, AR Rahman, Ashton Kutcher, Gilberto Gil, Jennifer Lawrence, Stephen Hawking, Meryl Streep, Malala Yousafzai, One Direction, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Richard Branson, Robert Pattinson, Robert Redford, among others. The film will be unveiled on the Google homepage when the Goals are adopted on the 25th September.

Other artists and activists who have already contributed their crowdsourced footage include: Akshay Kumar, Alice Braga, Ananda Everingham, Avan Jogia, Becca, Chelsea Islan, Christina Hendricks, Criolo, Diamond, Diego Luna, Hrithik Roshan, James Chau, Liverpool Football Club captain Jordan Henderson and team mates, Lenine, Mia Maestro, Mafikizolo, Mads Mikkelsen, Mena Suvari, UNDP Champion Michelle Yeoh, Nazanin Boniadi, Paul Wesley, Phoebe Tonkin, Rodrigo Santoro, Saoirse Ronan, UNICEF supporter Tom Hiddleston, Thanh Bui, Wagner Moura and Yemi Alade.

Help us to ‘Tell Everyone’ about the Global Goals by adding your voice to the film - written and directed by filmmaker Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Four Weddings and Funeral, Love Actually) and Mat Whitecross (Spike Island, Sex&Drugs&RocknRoll, Road to Guantanamo) and created by The Rumpus Room – this is your chance to co-star alongside some of the world’s most famous people!

ABOUT THE GLOBAL GOALS CAMPAIGN 

On September 25th 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, fix climate change. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten. Everyone needs to know about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and so the Global Goals Campaign - with Global Citizen, action/2015, and UN agency partners - aims to reach 7 billion people in 7 days. Founded by Richard Curtis in partnership with the UN, the Global Goals campaign is the biggest-ever collaboration of NGOs, global brands, public figures, educators, sports clubs, faith leaders, TV and radio broadcasters, cinema advertisers, telecoms operators, digital and social media platforms, creative and media agencies, publishers, space organisations, artists and grassroots organisations.

Read more about the Global Goals Campaign

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