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17 Sep

Malala Yousafzai joins Beyoncé and other celebrities for a UN film on global issues

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The United Nations (UN) has shortlisted several celebrities and influential personalities including multi-Grammy winner Beyoncé, 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.

According to Associated Press, the 30-minute film entitled Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times is set for broadcast globally, and will premiere on the UN YouTube channel on Saturday, September 19th at 9 pm, the UN announced on Monday.

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 United Nations said.

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The United Nations said 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.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed also appear in the film. And the UN said Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts will host a radio broadcast and podcast version of the show.

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