Released: 16 May 2012 

Country: United States, United Kingdom 

Director: Larry Charles   

Producers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, Anthony Hines, David Mandel, Scott Rudin, Jeff Schaffer, Todd Schulman

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer 

Lead Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley  


The Dictator, an irreverent comedy from Paramount Pictures, directed by Larry Charles,, brought a fictitious dictator to UN Headquarters to seek help from the intergovernmental Organization in bringing democracy to the made up Republic of Wadiya. 

CCOI’s Role:

CCOI assisted with on-location filming of an exterior scene at the UN, featuring a group of protestors demonstrating against the dictator. 

Related UN Issues:

Sustainable Development Goals - #16  Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and #17 Partnerships for Goals

News Coverage:

[The Guardian] Sacha Baron Cohen to follow up Dictator success with Paramount deal 

[Daily News] Sacha Baron Cohen is quite a character at 'The Dictator' press conference in New York