The UN and The Handmaid's Tale: Where Fiction Meets Reality

The UN and The Handmaid's Tale has formed a creative alliance, with the UN involved in informing the award-winning series on the topics showcased in the series. 

To coincide with Season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale, the UN created a series of blogs that explore the realities behind the storylines including the refugee journey, sexual servitude, international justice, trauma, resilience, and recovery. UN experts with experience working on the frontlines of these issues  consulted with the show's producers, Directors, actors, and production team, to help ground the show’s storylines in the lives of real people and experiences.

Hear directly from the cast and creator of The Handmaid's Tale when they visited the UN


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The Pitch: UN Stories

Sophia Kianni is an 18-year-old climate and environmental activist from the United States
The Pitch: UN Stories

Turning "apathetic people into climate activists"; a young person’s view

Sophia Kianni, an 18-year-old environmental campaigner, tells UN News how she wants to “turn apathetic people into climate activists”. Originally from Iran, Sophia is one of seven young people from across the world who have been selected to participate in the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. She recently launched her nonprofit organization, Climate Cardinals, which has by now over 5,000 volunteers translating climate information into more than 100 languages and dialects. ☛ Read Full Story on UN News.