Did you know that the UN partners with the creative community in order to achieve our mutual goals of promoting peace and raising awareness of critical global issues?
Building on successful collaborations such as The Interpreter and Che, the UN’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative is proving film, new media, television, and documentary producers around the world with access to information about the work of the UN and its priority issues, as well as offer logistical advice and assistance.
One example, Alias Ruby Blade has been screening at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival.
The film tells the story of the independence of Timor-Leste through the eyes of its first First Lady, Kirsty Sword. The UN worked with the filmmakers on facilitating logistical support from the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste and gaining access to archival footage.
More about the film and screening details
On Saturday, 27 April, there will be a Q & A session with Timor-Leste’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
See also: Momentum website which pays tribute to the Timorese achievements and marks the departure of UN peacekeepers.
China Business Network Anchor Liu Ye
The United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with China Business Network (CBN), is proud to launch a Chinese version of the UN’s award-winning TV news-magazine series 21st Century.
The 26-minute monthly programme will be presented by CBN anchor Ms. Liu Ye and will air on Ningxia Satellite TV on the 4th Saturday of each month debuting on 27 April 2013. Ningxia Satellite TV reaches more than 600 million viewers in China.
21st Century travels to and reports from all corners of the globe, sharing the world’s stories through compelling and unforgettable reports on global development, resources, people’s livelihoods, environmental protection and climate change, among other topics.
The series is now available in English, French and Chinese and seen throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. This collaboration serves as a framework for future co-productions of 21st Century in other languages.
CBN NY Correspondent Ms. Weier Ge and Under-Secretary-General Peter Launksy-Tieffenthal took part in a signing ceremony at UN Headquarters in mid April.