Setting a post-2015 agenda through virtual reality
The event hosted a virtual reality set, a data-visualisation installation, and a photography exhibition.Paola Di Bella
A virtual reality screening of the film Clouds over Sidra transports the visitors to the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, where they follow the life of Sidra, a 12-year-old girl living there.VRSE and UN Millennium Campaign
Through an immersive experience, the audience learns about life in a refugee camp through the eyes of the young protagonist, following her daily routine of school, family meals, and time spent with friends.VRSE and UN Millennium Campaign
Clouds over Sidra is the first of a series of films addressing global development challenges, covering a wide range of themes, from ebola to sanitation.VRSE and UN Millennium Campaign
The aim of this project is to bring the voice of vulnerable communities directly to decision makers and thereby enhance their understanding of the issues through a strong emotional experience.Paola Di Bella
The film Clouds over Sidra can be downloaded through the official app of the production company VSRE. To watch it, users need special goggles like those pictured here.Paola Di Bella
We the Peoples is an interactive data presentation that showcases the data of the UNs My World survey. More than seven million people participated and flagged up the issues that most matter to them.Paola Di Bella
The top issues highlighted by the participants are good education, better healthcare and job opportunities, honest and responsive government, and affordable and nutritious food. The data can be broken down by region, country, age, gender, and education level.Paola Di Bella
A dedicated area hosts a gallery of Humans of My World photos, featuring stories collected from the surveys participants around the world.Paola Di Bella
More than 80 per cent of the voters responded through face-to-face polls (as did the girl pictured in the poster). This way, even people with no access to the internet were able to participate.Paola Di Bella
The project was launched in February 2014 with a Facebook page as a main platform. A crew travelled the world to hear the voices of citizens in underreported areas.Paola Di Bella
The UN Millennium Campaign is designed to raise awareness about the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is now experimenting with innovative forms of storytelling such as virtual reality to engage the global audience in a conversation about eradicating poverty and building a future of peace and equality.
During an exhibition organised by the campaign at the UN’s 71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, in Bangkok, Thailand, participants had the opportunity to live the life of Sidra, a young refugee girl, through the film Clouds over Sidra, screened in virtual reality.
The exhibition also showcased some of the outcomes of the campaign ‘Global Conversation on the Post-2015 agenda’, which collected the opinions of more than 8 million citizens from 194 countries, through surveys, open questions and national consultations.
This photo gallery visits the exhibition in Bangkok and shows how people interacted with virtual reality and learnt about the UN post-2015 development goals.