Ban Ki-moon presented the documentary “the United Nations is 70 years”


UN, February 20. In the headquarters of the United Nations on Friday held a ceremony with the Secretary General of the organization ban Ki-moon television movie “the United Nations is 70 years”, created by the creative team with the support of the foreign Ministry, the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation and of the TV channel “Russia 24”.

Project leader – General Director Sergei Mikhailov, the author and narrator of the film – Mikhail Gusman, author narrated by people’s artist of Russia Sergei Yursky.

The film shows the diverse work of the UN in historical perspective, presents unique footage – footage from the video archives of the countries-participants of the organization, as well as footage from previously inaccessible to journalists, the special premises of the UN, in particular of the hall, where the closed meeting of the members of the Security Council. The filmmakers traveled to hot spots around the globe where the UN peacekeeping activities, in particular were filming on the basis of the special contingent of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Most of the filming took place in the opening days of the 70th anniversary session of the UNGA, which was attended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The film includes an exclusive interview ban Ki-moon, Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin.

Taking the film as a gift to the UN, ban Ki-moon, warmly thanked the authors for consideration for the full, deep disclosure of the organization’s role as an effective instrument of peacekeeping. Conversing with creators of film, ban Ki-moon expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Russians for the hospitality provided during his visits to Russia. He also expressed the wish this year, to its completion as Secretary-General of the UN, to visit the Russian Federation, “to have the opportunity to meet with Putin and Lavrov and to thank them for the support they gave him as Secretary-General”.

Premiere of the film “the United Nations is 70 years old” was held in the opening days of the 70th anniversary session of the UN General Assembly on the channel “Russia 24”.