22 September 2011
On 22 September, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Moscow Director and Librarian attended an award ceremony held at the Russian State Duma (Parliament) for the annual social advertising contest “The New Look” held by the “Mir Molodezhi” (The World of Youth) NGO. The nation-wide contest which attracted hundreds of young people, mainly students, received more that 4400 entries in the posters competition and 950 entries in the short film category.
The contest which was registered under the International Year of Youth calendar of events gave young people the opportunity to express their views on socially relevant issues such as employment, social and personal life, family, etc.
The UNIC Director acted as a juror in the final award ceremony with the UNIC awarding a special prize to a student from the city of Tula who entered a short film animation dedicated to the social inclusion of children with disabilities. The UNIC plans to exhibit the winning posters in their premises starting in October.