Before the Flood, a CCOI-supported documentary, calls for urgent climate action worldwide

The 2016 documentary film, broadcast worldwide by National Geographic, features Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio on his journey as a UN Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to uncover the reality of climate change.

The release of Before the Flood reached a record 60 million viewers around the world. 

☚ Filming of UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio in the General Assembly Hall, with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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The Pitch: UN Stories

Girls at a Block by Block workshop in Gaza design improvements to their neighbourhood
The Pitch: UN Stories

The digital building blocks of better communities

“We need shade against strong sun and wind”, says Nsyamuhaki Joseph. “And places to enjoy arts and culture”. Mr. Joseph, a resident in the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kenya, was speaking during workshops held for residents of the site, which was set up in 2015 to cope with an influx of refugees from Sudan and other regional countries, into northern Kenya. The Block by Block workshop, held at the end of 2017, was part of a project to bring the refugees and locals closer together, by involving them in the process of creating public spaces, including a playground and a park, that would benefit both communities, using Minecraft. ☛ Read Full Story on UN News.