According to the UN, Jonathan Eric Defante, 22, was one of this year’s “Citizen Ambassadors” for suggesting that plastic bottles can be reused to build communities around the world.
Defante’s entry, “One Bottle, One Life,” was picked by a panel of experts from the UN among 600 videos, along with:
– “In Our Way, In Our Time” by Sigin Rënwa Ojulu, 20, from South Sudan / USA; and
– “Let’s Empower Youth” by Sergio (Mario) Valdez, 19, from Guatemala.
This year, citizens had to begin with “Excuse me, Mr. Secretary-General” before giving their short statement on what they think “needs to be done to make this world a better and safer place.