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WMD-We Must Disarm short film competition
10 August 2009 / 12:17

[Dateline: New York | Author: DPI]

We Must DisarmThis week, on 6 and 9 August, the world is observing the anniversaries of horrific events: the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the close of World War II.

On this occasion, the Secretary-General has issued a plan on how to rid the world of nuclear bombs in an opinion piece published in major newspapers around the world and recorded a video message to gain more support for a world free of nuclear weapons.

“Such carnage must never happen again,” he said in his message. “Let your voices be heard. Let us convince leaders, once and for all, of the waste, futility and dangers posed by weapons of mass destruction.”

To enable the public to let their voices be heard—and as part of the SG’s multiplatform "WMD-We Must Disarm campaign" for the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a film competition on the issue of nuclear disarmament and/or non-proliferation has been launched.

The top three winning short films will be shown at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and posted on the online platforms supporting the campaign.

How to participate

Organizers are looking for short videos from anyone, regardless of skill or experience to submit their work by Thursday, 10 September 2009.

All entries should be on the subject of nuclear disarmament and/or non-proliferation and no longer than 3 minutes in length.

Films should support the Secretary-General’s multiplatform WMD-We Must Disarm campaign.

Participants should upload their films on YouTube and send a link to the film to

Submissions containing obscene or offensive language or imagery will not be considered for the competition, nor will overtly political references to  any particular country.

A panel of UN staff and partner organizations involved with nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation will be the judges.

Related campaign material

International Day of Peace Web site