Writing stories in the context of the 2022 Global Week to #Act4SDGs (storytelling)
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The Global Week to #Act4SDGs
The Global Week to #ActforSDGs is a global call to people and organizations everywhere in the world to take actions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2022, this global initiative is taking place on 16-25 September. The UN SDG Action Campaign is the leading UN organization behind the initiative and, together with its partners, is calling on people everywhere to take action on climate, justice and peace in face of global challenges – the pandemic, climate change, war and conflict – while reminding world leaders that people around the world are doing their part to accelerate progress on the SDGs. This year’s Global Week will culminate in a global mobilization moment on 25 September, the anniversary of the adoption of the SDGs.
The world is not working for most people and our planet. We are following the wrong scripts which are leading to more war, injustice and climate devastation. We know what the script should be. Governments everywhere agreed on it in 2015, in the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The SDG script is about more just, equal, peaceful and sustainable societies, no later than 2030. It plots a story that inspires many people because we all know, intuitively, that the goals are a better way to live in peace and prosperity while caring for our world.
This is a once in a generation opportunity to reset and to create a better future. This September, millions of people across the world will join together, while world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly, to make this a turning point for people and the planet.
Our team at the UN SDG Action Campaign is seeking remote volunteers to assist with capturing inspirational stories and content created by participants and convening partners of the 2022 Global Week to #Act4SDGs. To help make 2022 a year to #FlipTheScript for People and the Planet, and in light of the many global challenges facing us – the pandemic, climate change, increasing inequalities and conflicts, we want to shine a spotlight on the incredible and exciting initiatives happening across the world, especially on the themes of climate action, justice and peace – the three themes of the 2022 Global Week to #Act4SDGs.
Volunteers will use our online Global Map of SDG Actions, along with an internal social media hashtag tracker, to transform text and images shared by participants into short written engagement stories for public dissemination. https://act4sdgs.org/global-map/
These stories will be published under the #Act4SDGs website, disseminated to partners, amplified throughout social media, particularly in August - September 2022. They will also publish it on our dedicated Trello Board.
The volunteers will write 10 mini-social media stories per week for the time leading up to and during the Global Week.
Volunteers will be contacted by email and/or video chat to discuss the tasks and the timeline for the coming weeks:
Identify inspirational stories from the Global Map of SDG Actions and an internal social media hashtag tracker, following a criteria guide provided by the UN SDG Action Campaign team.
Draft stories based on a template provided by the UN SDG Action Campaign team.
Capture visual illustrations (photos, videos, screenshots) of the initiatives/individuals taking action which are available on the Global Map of SDG Actions and/or their social media accounts.
Draft social media copy/short description about the stories and upload them to the Global Week to #Act4SDGs Trello board.
All volunteers will be awarded a volunteer appreciation certificate upon successful completion of the assignment.
Be a native English speaker with excellent writing skills. Other languages are a strong asset.
Have previous experience in writing stories and newsworthy pieces.
Be available approximately 10 hours per week from 22 August - 30 September 2022.
Have their own computer and stable connection to the internet, as this role is remote.
Be familiar with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and related themes such as climate action, justice and peace.