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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. We can offer editorial and logistical support for productions wishing to portray UN-related issues or the UN itself, and legal clearance for the use of the world bodys name and emblem.

CCOI acts as a liaison between the UN and studios, producers, directors, writers and other content creators. We can assist you by:

  • Facilitating filming at UN locations
  • Acting as a clearinghouse for legal issues, including use of the UN name and emblem
  • Providing access to UN experts on global issues – including peace and security, human rights, the environment, gender equality and development
  • Facilitating access to the extensive collection of UN archival film and photos
  • Advising on script authenticity as it pertains to the work of the UN and its issues
  • Assisting with research on UN issues and storylines