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Finding a topic

We’re looking for ONE WORLD-themed songs through the song contest. The song awarded first place will become the accompanying anthem for the current round of the School Competition on Development Policy. Though what exactly can an EINE WELT (ONE WORLD) song be about? We’re looking for songs that address themes of global development, i.e. focus on issues that affect people in different parts of the world. Are there any such topics that particularly concern you – for example, social justice, peace, climate protection or the issue of how we can treat one another with greater tolerance and fairness? No doubt many other topics come to mind from your day to day life that you likewise consider crucial to our coex-istence on this planet and which you’d like to share with others. Share your thoughts with us! What’s important is maintaining a global perspective too and considering the relevance of your topic e.g. to peo-ple in Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America.

We use the song contest to draw attention to these issues in an effort to help make global development sustainable. This means creating a world in which the basic needs of all people can be met, be it food, suitable housing, security, health, work and social participation, without destroying the environment or planet. Representatives of all 193 member states of the United Nations too have together given thought to how this goal can be achieved. Agenda 2030 has seen the formulation of 17 sustainable development goals, abbreviated “SDGs”. These SDGs can provide inspiration in finding a topic for your EINE WELT song. A link is provided below to a website containing video clips made by other young persons discussing SDGs. We also introduce various artists here who have recorded small sound bites for you in the studio, which you can use to produce your own song.

Use the following link to view video clips on SDGs: www.sdg-education.net