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Do you like looking beyond your own horizons and think that ONE WORLD concerns us all? Do you have fun with music or write your own songs? Are you between 10 and 25 years old? Then you are in the right place - at the Song Contest "Dein Song für EINE WELT!" (Your song for ONE WORLD!)

Every two years, the song contest invites children and young adults in Germany and in countries of the Global South to musically explore development policy topics.

Do you also feel strongly about a global topic? Do you also want to change the world with your music? Then the Song Contest "Dein Song für EINE WELT!" (Your song for ONE WORLD) is just right for you!

The deadline for the current round has already passed. A new round will start at the beginning of 2023, when songs for ONE WORLD can be submitted again.

"Qui s’élèvera?" - Hari Sue feat. Albert N`sanda

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EINE WELT song (ONE WORLD song) 2021/2022

The music video for the EINE WELT song (ONE WORLD song) "Qui s'élèvera?" by Hari Sue is here. The video underlines the strong message of her song. At the same time, musician and Song Contest patron Albert N`sanda also supports the winner in the video for her EINE WELT song.

EINE WELT album Vol. 4 (ONE WORLD album) – Order or download now!

The EINE WELT album Vol. 4 is here! The album of the fourth round of the Song Contest with all 23 winning songs can now be ordered or downloaded for free.

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To the winning songs

Tips on songwriting

Do you want to join in the song contest but don’t know how to approach creating your song? We show you how it all works – from finding a topic and writing lyrics to digital composition.

Click here for tips on songwriting!

Find out more on material for teachers on songwriting here!


How can I join in? From what countries is participation allowed? Who decides who will win the song contest? You can find the most important questions and answers about the song contest here.

Click here for frequently asked questions and answers!


The Song Contest “Dein Song für EINE WELT!” (Your song for ONE WORLD) was launched for the first time in 2015 as an accompanying measure to the school competition on development policy "alle für EINE WELT für alle" (all for ONE WORLD for all) and has been held every two years since then. In the pilot round, 1,300 children and young people submitted 189 songs for ONE WORLD; in the second round in 2017, participation was more than twice as high, with nearly 500 musical entries submitted by over 2,700 participants. In the third round in 2019, the success of the previous round could be continued with again almost 500 submitted contributions from over 2,500 participants. Now the search for the EINE WELT song (ONE WORLD song) goes into a new round!

The Song Contest "Dein Song für EINE WELT!" (Your song for ONE WORLD) is organised by Engagement Global gGmbH – Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Learn more about us here!