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What's on at the UN? Samba screening at CinéONU

UN Roundup // Politics // April 29, 2019

Daniel Johnson from the UN delivers our weekly update.

  • Image: © Frenetic Films


We start with an update on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique that has already claimed at least five live, destroyed crops ready for harvest. We hear from World Meteorological Organization's spokesperson Clare Nullis:


“Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Mozambique near the border with Tanzania in an area where no storm since the satellite-era has ever been observed. So, people in that area have never experienced a tropical cyclone, and they’ve certainly never experienced a tropical cyclone of that intensity.”


This week's Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security is open to all: Building bridges, fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech to enhance the protection of religious minorities, refugees and migrants. 

Hosted by the Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect & International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty (AIDRL) 

The second Global Summit will:

Discuss ways to enhance the protection of religious minorities, refugees and migrants by building bridges, fostering inclusivity and countering hate speech and discuss practical ways the “Dialogue Five” stakeholders can contribute to this endeavour.

This is open to the public but registration is essential if you do not hold a UN badge 


Ciné ONU present SAMBA on Tuesday 30th from 18:00-21:00 at Maison de la Paix. (French version with English subtitles)

The film follows the story of Samba, a migrant from Senegal, who has been working in France illegally for 10 years. Alice, who is recovering from a burn-out, provides legal assistance to undocumented migrants. Destiny brings them together as each one struggles through life...

Opening remarks by:

M. Philippe Burrin, Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
M. Michael Møller, Director-General of the UN in Geneva
M. António Vitorino, Director-General, International Organization for Migration

The screening will be followed by a discussion on “Change the perception on migrants: the role of culture” with:

Eric Toledano, Co-director of the movie and “Intouchables”
Delphine Coulin, author of the book “Samba for France” and scriptwriter of the movie
Felwine Sarr, Senegalese author, economist, academic and musician
Jean-François Bayart, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute, Geneva





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