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What's on at the UN? El Patrón

UN Roundup // Events// Politics // June 19, 2017


Daniel Johnson joins us on the line to discuss this week's events at the United Nations.

First up this week, the UN talks on Syria are set to begin again. Steffan de Mistura is urging parties to prepare for the upcoming UN-led talks in Geneva from July 10th onwards. He's calling for free and fair elections, political transitions, possible safe zones and a Constitution decided by Syrians.

We hear from Chief Paulo Pinheiro speaking about the brutal attacks on doctors, unarmed residential areas and on hospitals...

It's also the final week of the Human Rights Council. As Daniel explains, this has been discussing racism, Occupied Palestinian Territories, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ukraine where there has been a spike in violence. 

  • Photo: UN Photo/ Jean-Marc Ferré
  • Human Rights Council - 35th Session
  • Two Officers of Security of the United Nations Office at Geneva at 35th Session of the Human Rights Council. 19 June 2017. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré


There's also some events that you can attend, as part of the programme of;

Cultural Events/Screenings

Ciné-ONU presents in association with the ILO "50 for Freedom” campaign to end modern slavery

i) El Patrón (in Spanish with English subtitles)

Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 18:30, Cinémara Empire, Rue de Carouge 72-74. (Free Entrance, seating is first come, first served)

The film looks at how much exploitation a man can take, with a post-screening debate with Mr. Joaquín Furriel, Lead actor in El Patrón


ii) Projection of the documentary "Un cocon sur un film" on the UN (in French),

Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 17:00 , Room XVII (Emirates Room). To register click here.

Directed by the 16-17 year old students of Campus St Paul-St Georges of Vannes (Brittany, France). This 52-minute film, produced in partnership with the French Associaiton for the United Nations and Thomson-Reuters, aims to promote the United Nations to the general public and especially to young people. The film will be screened in Room XVII (Emirates Room) with the participation of Geneva Director - General Michael Møller and the students who directed the film. The screening will be followed by a discussion.





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