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Greetings from the German Minister Dr. Gerd Müller

Dear songwriters and music fans,

Welcome to the third Song Contest: “Dein Song für EINE WELT!” (Your song for ONE WORLD).

Many of you are already familiar with this appeal. It accompanies our School Competition on Development Policy entitled “Alle für Eine Welt – Eine Welt für alle” (All for one world – one world for all).

Both campaigns concern your futures too. Major global efforts – becoming ever more pressing – are the talking point which we can only tackle together. To ensure this ONE WORLD is preserved for you and future generations. This can only happen if each and every one of us take responsibility for our planet!

You’re probably already aware being so well connected: The 17 global sustainable development goals (SDGs) or the Paris climate agreement stipulate what we as governments in the international community need to be doing.

As Development Minister, however, I have to wonder: What do children and young people think in our time? How do you see your future unfolding in our ONE WORLD? Where do you see solutions? What gives you hope? What infuriates you?

The most recent results of the School Competition and Song Contest tell us: There’s a huge amount of commitment to development politics and talent in you! I really enjoyed listening to you!

I therefore encourage you again to get involved in the 2019 song contest! Work together: Write, sing, jam, rhyme or rap, and then record your own songs. About what stirs you most when it comes to our ONE WORLD: things you’re curious, optimistic or even clueless about.

The winner song – the EINE WELT song (ONE WORLD song) – will become the musical accompaniment to the ninth round of the School Competition on Development Policy 2019/2020. Solo recordings, workshops, coaching sessions and stage appearances put winners in touch with music professionals and with other participants.

I’m excited to hear your musical messages, and am looking forward to a new round with you!

Dr. Gerd Müller
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Engagement Global

The song contest “Dein Song für EINE WELT!” (Your song for ONE WORLD) serves to accompany the School Competition on Development Policy “alle für EINE WELT für alle” (all for ONE WORLD for all) in a supporting capacity and is organised by Engagement Global gGmbH – Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Engagement Global is the contact partner in Germany for development policy awareness, both throughout Germany and internationally. Since 1 January 2012, Engagement Global has brought together institutions, initiatives and programmes that are actively engaged in development policy in order to promote global cooperation.

For children and young adults, it is particularly important to view the world from broader perspectives, and to understand what matters to people in other countries. Under the slogan “Global Learning”, the initiatives organised by Engagement Global support pupils and teachers in achieving a better understanding of global contexts and to work towards achieving a more just world.

To website of Engagement Global


The BMZ develops guidelines and concepts on German development policy. It determines the long-term strategies for cooperation with the various stakeholders and defines rules for their implementation. Based on this underlying policy work, shared projects are subsequently developed with partnering countries involved in German development cooperation and with international organisations engaged in driving development policy.

The website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides further information on the human right to education and on further important issues.

To website of the BMZ