Welcome to outreach.un.org.ccoi

What We Do

The UN Creative Community Outreach Initiative (CCOI) is the first point of entry to the United Nations for producers, writers, directors and other content creators. Recognizing the power of entertainment and the arts, CCOI collaborates with film and television productions to bring to life to untold stories of peacekeepers and humanitarian workers, negotiators and campaigners. And to cast light on pressing global issues ranging from gender equality to human rights, and the liberation of child soldiers to the plight of refugees, to name just a few.

The UN system is represented in every corner of the world. CCOI can help with access for on-location filming, whether its at UN Headquarters in New York or at one of the Organizations many field locations around the world. More...

NY Festivals Awards

The Gender Pay Gap Experiment won the UN/DPI Award at the 2018 New York Festivals Advertising Awards, presented at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on 17 May 2018. More...

Past Film Projects

Director Bertrand Tavernier during the filming of the 2013 French comedy film “The French Minister” (French title: Quai d'Orsay) outside the UN Secretariat. More

Past TV Projects

Season 6 of the reality TV show “The Amazing Race Israel” (Hebrew title: HaMerotz LaMillion) filming teams of contestants approaching the clue box by the UN Rose Garden. More...

Past Outreach Events

Screening of documentary film “Before the Flood” at the UN. Left to Right: director Fisher Stevens, actor and UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and astronaut Piers Sellers. More...