The Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo, Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals - “Goal 14 Life Below Water” video competition

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The embassy of Sweden, Tokyo is organizing a video competition focusing on Goal 14. Anyone from anywhere can take part in the competition.

Among 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 14 is to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”. Oceans contain millions of species, and they serve as the world’s largest source of protein. Oceans absorb carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming. However, the world oceans are heavily affected by human activities, including pollution and acidification, depleted fisheries due to overfishing, and loss of coastal habitats.

In connection with World Oceans Day on 8 June, Sweden and Fiji will host a UN conference in New York on 5–9 June 2017, which will focus on saving the world’s oceans.

Prior to this Ocean Conference, the embassy of Sweden, Tokyo is organizing a video competition focusing on Goal 14. Anyone from anywhere can take part in the competition. The content of the video should be anything you like as long as it is related to sustainability of oceans. You can report on current conditions of the sea in your region or a beach you visited, state your opinions, present any initiatives you have taken or plan to take, or tell us what kind of behavior is conducive to saving the world’s oceans, etc. Please be inspired by the video message the embassy has made.


We are “the first generation that could end poverty and the last one to limit climate change” as former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rightly said.

Anyone can take part but teachers and young people, in particular, who are the target of the FirstGeneration Campaign, are encouraged to participate in the competition. Details of the competition are provided below.

Content: Something in relation to Goal 14 of Sustainable Development Goals

Format: First create a video clip in MP4, MOV file, Quick Time movie, or whatever, then upload the video online and send us a link to the YouTube, Vimeo etc. Please keep the original video file in case we ask you to send us the original.

Length: 1-2 minutes

Language: Japanese or English (Subtitles should be added if possible)

Application deadlineFriday, March 31

Send to:  Send the video file/link to with your contact information (phone and email), name, indication of your location (e.g. Tokyo) and subject: Goal 14 video competition. Please attach a brief explanation of the film within 150 words.

Prize: Winning videos will be posted on the embassy’s social media and the winners are invited to the embassy for a lunch with MSC certified fish and/or awarded some gifts.