Design World Wildlife 2022 posters, social media banners and virtual backgrounds

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In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3 March as World Wildlife Day. The CITES Secretariat was designated as the facilitator for the global celebration of the day. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife.

The volunteers will be working with the Outreach and Programmes Unit (OPU) of the CITES Secretariat, the principal facilitator of the celebration. The CITES Secretariat is the servicing body to the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, for short), which is a multilateral environmental treaty that regulates international trade in over 38,000 species of wild plants and animals.

CITES was signed 3 March 1973, which is why the General Assembly chose the date of 3 March to mark this date.

All posters should include the World Wildlife Day logo, the 2022 theme (“Safeguarding key species for ecosystem restoration”) and the hashtag #WWD2022. Each design should accommodate enough space to contain the text of the theme. The Volunteer will then create a version for each of the six official UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic).

The text of the theme in multiple languages will be supplied to the chosen designers. World Wildlife Day logos in all six languages are available in vector format on the official World Wildlife Day website. Digital illustrations are preferred.

We aim to have near-final designs by mid January.

The designs can take inspiration from those of the previous posters used for the World Wildlife Day celebrations. Their motives should be included in separate products appropriate for the banners of major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).

The selected designs will be promoted on the social media platforms of the CITES Secretariat, the official World Wildlife Day accounts, and those of partner organizations. Volunteers will be credited and linked to on all platforms. All posters and banners will also be made publicly available on the official World Wildlife Day website’s outreach material section.

Volunteers should have a keen eye for design and be knowledgeable in the use of multimedia editing and graphic design software. They should be well organized and good at a communicating and following up on tasks remotely. The working language of the assignment will be English though knowledge of one more additional UN languages is desirable. An interest in and knowledge the issues of wildlife conservation, trade and sustainable use of biodiversity-based resources and related issues are a plus.

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