SDGs Student Photo Contest 2016 & 2017 Winners’ Exhibition
This time, in the celebrated its reopening ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE organized “SDGs Student Photo Contest 2016 & 2017 Winners’ Exhibition”. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 when leaders of countries from around the world gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York and made a historical agreement.
SDGs Student Photo Contest is the world's first photo exhibition on SDGs under the auspices of 63 United Nations Information Center in the world and The United Nations Department of Public Information. Applicants for this contest are students from colleges, universities and graduate and vocational schools, and expressed some of SDGs 17 Goals, using a single picture instead of words.
Applications come from more than 70 countries and are judged by professional photographer Leslie Kee, YOSHIMOTO KOGYO’s Talent Yuichi Kimura, who is focusing on the spread of SDGs and others. The photos of winners of Grand Prize and Award of Excellences are exhibited in ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE.
ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE has organized exhibitions about the environmental issues which continue on a global scale.
Hopefully, the exhibited photos representing the SDGs 17 Goals will trigger a movement to motivate each country and each one of its people to take action for achieving all of the goals.
|Cooperation:||United Nations Information Centre, Sophia University,Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)|
|Period:||September 3 – October 31, 2018
(open every day during the event period)
|Hours:||11:00 to 19:00, no holidays during this period|
|Venue:||ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE
Itochu Garden B1F, 2-3-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
What is SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)？
Having formally been adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, SDGs are aimed at solving global-level issues. The year 2030 is considered to be the deadline for achieving SDGs, which consist of 17 goals and aim to put an end to all forms of poverty, fight inequality and bring solutions to climate change. Each country establishes specific goals and plans for action and reduction targets. This is an effort related not only to countries around the world but also to individuals living in each country.