Hosted by Julia Roberts and created by the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary, Nations United tells the story of the world as it is, as it was, and as it could be. It features unique contributions from education advocate Malala Yousafzai, UN Goodwill Ambassadors Don Cheadle and Michelle Yeoh, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace, Forest Whitaker, actor and women’s rights activist Thandie Newton OBE, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. Alongside that there are exclusive performances from Burna Boy, and a UN performance from Beyoncé.
Hosted by Julia Roberts, this programme sets out what must be done to tackle the world’s biggest issues – Climate Crisis, Poverty and Inequality, Justice and Human Rights and Gender Equality. Each of these issues are illustrated by key events: the forest fires in Australia and the rise of youth action to tackle climate change; the killing of George Floyd and the intensified fight for justice and equality for all; the power of digital education told through an education experiment in India; Malala Yousafzai and the power of a single person to inspire the world. The focus is on facts and solutions and Nations United highlights specific action which will create real change. From debt relief, to cutting fossil fuel subsidies, to universal access to healthcare, quality education and digital financial empowerment - this programme presents the steps needed to build a better world.