theoneminutesjr
2012 workshops


1: 2012 workshops overview
2: Baku, Azerbaijan (5-9 March 2012)
3: Kolasin, Montenegro (26-30 March 2012)
4: Antananarivo, Madagascar (2-6 April 2012)
5: Yerevan, Armenia (9-13 April 2012)
6: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (16-20 April 2012)
7: Bucharest, Romania (14-18 May 2012)
8: Tarawa, Kiribati (29 May - 2 June 2012)
9: Dushanbe, Tajikistan (26-30 June 2012)
10: Pittsburgh, USA (2-7 July 2012)
11: New York, USA (10-14 July 2012)
12: Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan (3-7 September 2012)
13: Calarasi, Moldova (17-21 September 2012)
14: Odessa, Ukraine (3-7 October 2012)
15: Prey Veng, Cambodia (27 November-1 December 2012)
16: Lahore, Pakistan (3-7 December 2012)



In July, the US Fund for UNICEF hosted a oneminutesjr. workshop at their headquarters in New York, USA. The workshop brought together young leaders from UNICEF High School Clubs around the country to explore creative ways to share what Global Citizenship meant to them.

The participants for the workshop were selected through an open video contest held by the USFund. UNICEF High School clubs were asked to make a one-minute video on the subject of the Millenium Development Goals. The makers of the winning videos were then invited to New York for the oneminutesjr. workshop. The winning schools were Martin Luther King High School, Trabuco Hills High School and Valencia High School in California and Neuqua Valley High School and Whitney M Young Magnet School in Chicago.

Arriving in New York, the participants already had many good ideas for video subjects. They pondered questions such as “What do you think is your place in the world? What approach will you take to get there? What do you do or have done to be part of this world? Are there certain things that drive you, or that you are passionate about? What do you see as injustices and how does that affect you?” Video artists Rogier Roeters and Vivian Wenli Lin worked with the youth to find creative visual ways to convey those ideas.

During the five day workshop the teams filmed on location in New York and busily edited their videos. The final videos premiered at the US Fund for UNICEF Headquarters and the youth filmmakers were pleased with their work.