Working for UN Agencies

Date: 09.07.2020
Category: Uncategorized

For most people the ‘United Nations’ conjures up images of blue-helmeted peace-keepers, ambassadors  in a general assembly jostling for support of a super-power or maybe even the faded UNHCR logo on a refugee’s tent.

For me the image associated is of paperwork. Lots of paperwork.

Over the years Wired Video has produced work for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Food Programme (WFP), the Office of the High Commissioner Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) – all part of the “UN family” – which comprises a bewildering number of autonomous agencies, programmes and funds.

Here’s a chart which will give you a taste of the complexity of the UN system.

Within this weird UN family Wired Video has earned a reputation for reliably producing work for varied audiences through our great international network- built over 20 years of field work. In March 2020, at the start of the Covid 19 pandemic, UNDP Somalia approached Wired Video to create a communications hub to reach everybody in Somalia in up to date health advice.

We immediately set about hiring experts in communications in Somalia and developing a plan to produce TV, Radio, Social Media events as well as building websites for straight health advice and for the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs and other assets for the Somali government.

You can see the range of work here in a UNDP report.