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Pandemics and what we've learned so far from COVID-19


Did you ever try to attend a Cine ONU but saw the e-mail too late to register? It often happens, as these events are always a great success! In this special edition, Cine ONU presents one of the most challenging issues - the 'unseen enemy' - from controlled outbreaks to worldwide pandemics.

Unseen Enemy is an essential exploration of reasons 21st-century populations are experiencing a rash of diseases that were once only outbreaks, but have now become full-blown epidemics. This increased risk that we face, and the ways society and individuals can work together to reduce that risk, are explained to the public through the case studies of three epidemics: Ebola, influenza and Zika. Moving across the globe, we meet doctors, disease detectives and everyday people who have stepped into the horror of an epidemic and emerged deeply changed. Epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behavior, with effects reaching far beyond the tolls of sickness and death.

In the next days, from 05-08 May, you can watch the documentary on Vimeo (UnseenEnemy9138), then register and join the online panel discussion this Friday 08 May at 15:00 (CET).

Pandemics and what we've learned so far from COVID-19

Moderated by Rheal LeBlanc, UN Information Service, Geneva

  • Janet Tobias, Director of Unseen Enemy

  • Dr. Sylvie Briand, Director, Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Peggy Hicks, Director,¬†Division for Thematic Activities, Special Procedures and the Right to Development, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The link to the debate will be shared shortly!

You can visit Vulcan productions to find out more about their documentary series

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