Who do you recognize in these 18 #showyourselfie pics?
After reading through upload your picture to www.showyourselfie.org and submit your visual petition for youth.
Last week was a busy week for Global Citizens all over the world. We had a number of big events, and people everywhere joined the #showyourselfie movement. Several politicians, celebrities and our friends from Sesame Street took part in the campaign too!
At the beginng of the week we had the follow-up meeting to the 2014 International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Program of Action. At this event a group of parliamentarians from across the globe who champion young people's rights came together to discuss how to create a sustainable future for the world’s 7 billion people. At the forefront of these discussions were issues about youth rights.
On September 25th, the UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi and the United Nations Population Fund Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin spoke about the role of young people in the future of development at a special Youth Breakfast at the United Nations.
Then came the Global Citizen Action Summit where advocates, celebrities and world leaders such as Dr. Joyce Banda talked about women and girls’ rights, vaccines, education, and sanitation.
Of course, we can’t forget the Global Citizen Festival, where musicians such as Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, JAY Z, and Beyonce took the stage alongside Prime Ministers and Global Leaders such as Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, and Ban Ki-moon to make commitments towards ending extreme poverty by 2030.
These festivities generated a lot of selfies from some big-deal celebrities and world leaders. Check out some of our favorites in the list below!
1.Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and Dianna Agron, Glee Actress
2. Olivia Wilde, Actress
4. Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson
5. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Education and Restless Development Staff
6. Petra Bayr, Member of Austrian Parliament
8. Sebastian Kurz, Foreign Minister of Austria
9. Jessica Stroup, Actress
10. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Envoy on Youth and Youth Delegates
11. Questlove, The Roots
12. Jordan and Eve Hewson, actress and Global Citizen Founding Editor
13. Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
14. Erin Heatherton, Victoria’s Secret model
15.Ubah Hassan, Top Model
16. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
17. Elmo and Raya, Sesame Street
18. Tamzin Merchant, Actress
Now it’s your turn! We need young people, celebrities and world leaders alike to join the movement and demonstrate to the world that the voices of today’s youth are needed to create a progressive, sustainable future.
Upload your picture to www.showyourselfie.org and submit your visual petition for youth. Use your voice, use your selfie, and stand up for our next generation.
Leticia Pfeffer, Nina Stein