UNESCO MGIEP and Instagram India join forces for 17 Instameets on International Youth Day (August 12)

In a one-of-a kind collaboration, UNESCO MGIEP and social media giant Instagram India are coming together to celebrate the power of youth and kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals. On August 12, International Youth Day, across 17 Cities, 17 Instagram Communities will commit 17 Acts of Kindness for the SDGs.


UNESCO MGIEP and Instagram India are joining forces to organise not  1, not 2 but 17 Instagram meets simultaneously across India on International Day of Youth (August 12, 2018) to launch the International Campaign on Kindness for the SDGs. 
Each Instagram community will adopt one of the 17 SDGs and come together to perform an act of Kindness for the SDG of their choice! 


This unique activity will kick-off the activities for the International Campaign on Kindness for the SDGs and will encourage youth across the country to send in their stories of acts of kindness for the SDGs. Furthermore, Instagram influencers will act as social media ambassadors of the campaign and use their networks to amplify the message of the campaign.


Cities with Instagram communities identified and contacted so far:
1) Jaipur  2) Kolkata 3) Bangalore 4) Mumbai 5) Delhi 6) Rajkot 7) Jodhpur 8) Indore 9) Goa
10) Ahmedabad 11) Chennai 12) Lucknow 13) Chandigarh 14) Gurgaon 15) Pune
16) Hyderabad 17) Shillong


If your city is not included in this list and you would like to organise your own InstaMeet with our support, fill in this link today: http://bit.ly/2mVJkLP.
The best Instagram meets, judged on the basis of the Instameet Activity, turnout and quality of images will be rewarded suitably.

The '17 Instameets' is a lead-up activity for the International Youth Campaign on Kindness for the SDGs" which aims to gather up to 250,000 stories by end 2019 of youth undertaking extraordinary acts of kindness to achieve the SDGs.

Hashtags:
#IndiaInstameets18 #KindnessMatters #IYD18

For more information write to:
Ms. Radhika Bhatnagar
r.bhatnagar@unesco.org