Winners of the UN Day Asia-Pacific Contest 2018: The Sustainable Development Goals, My Way

To mark United Nations Day 2018 held each year on 24 October, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) invited professional and budding photographers from the region to participate in a photo and animated GIF contest themed, ‘The SDGs My Way.’

Open to photographers of all ages, backgrounds and skills, the contest drew over 230 creative entries which highlighted how individuals and communities are taking action to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Zakir Khan won the judges’ favourite award with his photograph of a child studying at night with limited lighting from the street food stand in a remote area in Balochistan, Pakistan. The photo tells an important story of how poverty and infrastructure shortages remain significant barriers to education for many people in the region.

ESCAP would also like to congratulate winners in the following categories: Yiyun Wang (Judges’ Favourite Animated GIF Category), Moh Taufiq (Most popular photo on Social Media) and Duc Hoang Nguyen (UN Staff).

The winners were announced at the UN Day Commemoration held at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok on 24 October 2018.

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