Malala Yousafzai gears up for a special UN film
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The United Nations has enlisted a slew of celebrities including multi-Grammy winner Beyonce, actor Don Cheadle and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai for a film promoting actions to tackle the world’s biggest issues from the COVID-19 pandemic to poverty and inequality.
The 30-minute film entitled “Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times” is set for broadcast globally. It will premiere on the UN YouTube channel on Sept 19.
The UN said the film will explore current times, the multiple tipping points our planet faces, and the interventions that could transform our world over the next 10 years.
The film will feature performances from the multi-Grammy winner Beyoncé, singer Burna Boy, followed by appearances by education campaigner and UN Messenger of Peace, Yousafzai, UN goodwill ambassadors actor Don Cheadle, actor Michelle Yeoh, and UNESCO special peace envoy Forest Whitaker.
The UN promised that the film sets out the actions needed to build a better world as the coronavirus pandemic threatens global progress to end extreme poverty, achieve gender equality, promote human rights, tackle injustice and address climate change.
"The film will take audiences on a dynamic exploration of the times we live in, the multiple tipping points our planet faces, and the interventions that could transform our world over the next 10 years," the UN claimed on its website.