1. After five years of horror, the Syrian exodus of refugees has gone viral and blown the traditional perceptions of refugees out of the water with informal networks and blog instructions on routes, taxies and service agents in Europe. Fleeing by boats has proven the best way to leave, and Greece has become the major hub as Greek authorities grant a 20 day stay permit. The song is composed and performed by Syrian refugees on the run. It is ugly scrambled and happening while you are watching it. Let us care for the living. #BoatPeopleAreRealPeople

    This video is 1/4 music videos produced by Turning Tables and UNDP for the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals #2030NOW at the Social Good Summit in New York September 27-28 2015.

    For the Sustainable Development Goals to be perceived as a genuine holistic global framework it is imperative to communicate why the challenges the goals are targeting matters to everyday people in both the developing and the developed world. Thus it is important to bridge the gap between the statistics of poverty, violence and climate change and the genuine stories of people inflicted by it. The key to this is producing honest content by the people inflicted instead of outsiders producing content about them.

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    Opinions and views expressed in this video do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations Development Programme.

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  2. “We are so much into tribal boundaries, yet we are all hungry” Sukuma (Pushing through in Swahili) is a product of Turning Tables Kenya’s Mtaas Finest project that target tribalism and segregation in the five ghettos in Nairobi that are most prone for politically motivated violence. The song was written by youth from the Ghettos and carries a positive message to leave tribalism behind and direct the energy of the youth towards changing their situation of deepening poverty, violent communities and lack of lively hoods by uniting to call for an end to misappropriation of foreign aid, rampant corruption and disregard of human life.

    For the “Gavel Moment” and Social Good Summit in September 2015, UNDP and Turning Tables have produced this video as one of four music videos on Governance and Sustainability, Migration, Conflict Prevention and Climate Change within the framework of the SDGs.

    (C) Turning Tables 2015 all rights reserved

    Opinions and views expressed in this video do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations Development Programme.

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  3. This video is shot in North Kordofan State in Sudan which is suffering from rapid desertification as a product of Global Warming and humanly invoked deforestation. In North Kordofan, Turning Tables engaged a group of Hakamat – traditional female war chanters – and challenged them to make a song about what is happening to the land, why the men are leaving, how the women undertake all the work and how the scarcity of resources inflicts their lives.

    This video is 1/4 music videos produced by Turning Tables and UNDP for the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals #2030NOW at the Social Good Summit in New York September 27-28 2015.

    For the Sustainable Development Goals to be perceived as a genuine holistic global framework it is imperative to communicate why the challenges the goals are targeting matters to everyday people in both the developing and the developed world. Thus it is important to bridge the gap between the statistics of poverty, violence and climate change and the genuine stories of people inflicted by it. The key to this is producing honest content by the people inflicted instead of outsiders producing content about them.

    (C) Turning Tables 2015, all rights reserved

    Opinions and views expressed in this video do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations Development Programme.

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  4. This song was made by 24 Youth from 6 different ethnic groups in Myanmar that participated in Turning Tables Myanmar’s yearlong social cohesion project “The Voice of the Youth”. Four reps were selected from each focus area to do a two week boot camp in Yangon were they discussed their visions and wishes for the future of the country. Together they produced and recorded the song “Wake Up” that is a call for democracy, youth participation and sustainable development to replace corruption and injustice.

    For the “Gavel Moment” and Social Good Summit in September 2015, UNDP and Turning Tables have produced this video as one of four music videos on Governance and Sustainability, Migration, Conflict Prevention and Climate Change within the framework of the SDGs.

    (C) Turning Tables 2015 all rights reserved

    Opinions and views expressed in this video do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations Development Programme.

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