DUBAI, UAE, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Sometimes to get a social message across, a documentary film is all you need. The partnership between icflix and the United Nations brings about an award-winning television series that reports on the work of the UN and its Agencies across the world.
The three to five minute features illustrate the UN peacekeeping efforts as well as projects aimed at reducing poverty and human suffering, fighting disease, providing humanitarian assistance and stimulating growth.
"Many people are unaware of the on-the-ground work carried out by the United Nations and it's Agencies," said Carlos Tibi, CEO icflix. "It is our aim to spotlight the important agenda of the United Nations to raise awareness of important issues of our time," Tibi, further added.
Along with the UN in Action series, 26-minute documentary features by 21st Century aim to put a spotlight on some of the world's forgotten stories, where they have reported from more than 90 countries around the world covering global issues such as conflict and human rights violations; natural disasters; women's issues; poverty and development; refugees; drugs and crimes; music and culture; climate change and the environment.
The documentaries will be available worldwide in English, Arabic and French languages.
Notes for Editors
ICFLIX provides its users with access to its Jazwood (Arabic), Hollywood and Bollywood content, including the largest library of Arabic movies and shows available online. Additionally, subtitles and alternative audio options are available for a majority of the content, making it accessible for French, Arabic and English speakers.
ICFLIX media FZ LLC was established in Dubai in 2012. The company provides its members with convenient access to Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazwood (Arabic) content. It is the first subscription-based online streaming service of its kind and offers movies, TV series, cartoons, and documentaries. The service is currently available on over 900 different mobile and fixed Internet enabled devices including PCs, Macs, smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and gaming consoles. Aside from its UAE headquarters, ICFLIX has offices in Morocco, Egypt and Czech Republic.
United Nations Television (UNTV), a part of the UN Department of Public Information, began its operations in the spring of 1949, pooling television coverage of proceedings and major events at UN Headquarters for the world. Today, its broadcasts and numerous award-winning features bring the United Nations and its video content to a global audience via television, smart phones, and the Internet, distributed free of charge to broadcasters everywhere. UNTV also provides live video feeds of meetings and events directly and through UN Web TV; news packages through its video news wire service UNifeed; and a 24-hour cable channel in New York. In addition, the Department maintains a priceless archive of footage that preserves the Organization's rich history, as far back as the League of Nations era.
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