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About CCOI


To partner with the creative community in order to achieve our mutual goals of promoting peace and raising awareness of critical global issues. Building on successful collaborations such as The Interpreter and Che, the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) will provide film, new media, television, and documentary producers around the world with access to information about the work of the UN and its priority issues, as well as offer logistical advice and assistance.


The Creative Community Outreach Initiative (CCOI), managed by the Advocacy and Special Events team within DPI’s Outreach Division, is the first point of entry in the UN for the international creative community. It acts as a liaison between the UN and producers, directors, writers, and new media professionals seeking a working relationship with the UN.

The UN system is represented in every corner of the world; the CCOI provides a gateway to UN headquarters and field operations and UN agencies, and can offer editorial and field support for particularly high-value projects. CCOI can inform writers and producers about the activities of the UN and about its priority issues: peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, and climate change.