[Dateline: New York | Author: DPI/Outreach Division]
The cast and crew of the hit U.S. television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit were at United Nations Headquarters on Saturday, 7 March to film part of an episode that brings to the fore themes related to children and armed conflict as well as refugees.
This collaboration marks the first occasion a network television show has been granted access to film at the United Nations.
It also represents the first official project under the Secretary-General’s newly established Creative Community Outreach Initiative (CCOI), within the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information, which aims to partner with the international film and television industries to raise the profile of critical global issues.
Emmy-nominated actor Christopher Meloni (Detective Elliot Stabler) and Stephanie March (Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cabot) were at United Nations Headquarters on Saturday, along with nearly 200 cast and crew.
Locations filmed include the traffic circle outside of the Secretariat building, the Visitors’ Entrance Plaza, and the Public Lobby.
The episode is currently scheduled to air on Tuesday, 24 March at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on NBC.