Press Release: GYMC Winners attending Rio+20 conference

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2012 00:25

The winners of the Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest are attending the Rio+20 Conference


The winners of the Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest are attending the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20 to 22 June. The overall winner – the Choir Santo Amaro de Oeiras from Portugal who won also in the children category and Milena Paraschiv and Radu Popescu from Romania, the winners in youth category, have sent their message for a better world through their winning entries.

The music contest is organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) which aims at mobilizing youth from all over the world and letting them use the power of music; because music is a powerful tool to mobilize people from all age and all countries on the fight for a better world. 313 entries from 40 participating countries have been received, with over 250.000 online votes were received as well, while a group of 100+ Regional and National Coordinators have been supporting the contest globally and impacted around 5000 global youth!

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Milena Paraschiv one of the winners says “This is one of the best experiences I have ever had and I think it’s great that we could send our musical message to so many people all over the world. And I am really glad that we were able to meet so many people from diverse places and make friends. It reminds me of the lyrics by John Lennon, imagine all the people living life in peace, and it’s great to be In Rio.”

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