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LOSANGELES, CA, May 1, 2012 – The United Nations has officially accepted the Artivist Collective, Inc., producer of the annual Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards, for association an an NGO Member of the United Nations Department of Public Information. Among the 7+ million NGOs operating worldwide, only 1,322, (less than 1%), are affiliated with the United Nations DPI.  The Artivist Collective, Inc. is the only NGO within the entire Department of Public Information whose main program is a Film Festival.

The role of the Artivist Film Festival will be to promote the United Nations “Eight Millennium Development Goals”, (which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015), while continuing to promote its core mission of “Raising Awareness for Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Welfare through International Films” to an ever increasing audience.

“The Artivist Film Festival remains the only event dedicated to raising awareness for humanity, animals and the environment through informative and inspiring international films. The Festival also provides another important services to the community: connecting audiences with our NGO Partners, where they can directly participate in taking positive action.” states Diaky Diaz, Artivist Founder – President.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California since 2003, the Artivist Film Festival has:

  • Produced Film Festivals in 5 Countries: USA, UK, Japan, Portugal, and Mexico.
  • Screened 400+ international Films, representing over 60 countries, to 30,000+ attendees.
  • Reached more than 35 Million People with its campaigns.
  • Been featured in 150+ Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs.
  • Collaborated with more than 90 NGOs, (including UNICEF, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, 
    Global Green, Humane Society of the United States, CARE, ONE, Rock the Vote, and more).
  • Honored various Celebrities and prominent Community Leaders such as
    Peter Fonda, Ted Danson, Mira Sorvino, Joaquin Phoenix, Alyssa Milano, Ed Begley, Jr., James Cromwell, Olivia Wilde, Mathew McConaughey, Kristen Bell, Claes Nobel of the Nobel Prize Family, and more.

The 9Th Annual Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards is scheduled for November 1 – 4, 2012 at Barnsdall, and eleven-acre park in the heart of Hollywood, California. In addition to screening international films raising awareness for humanity, animals, and the environment, this year’s event features an outdoor music festival highlighting both local and prominent “Artivist Musicians”, artists with a history of combining their musical talent and advocacy.  The Artivist Film & Music Festival is expected to reach 50+ million people in the United States with its public relations and community outreach campaign. 

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Department of Public Information, Non-Governmental Organizations

The United Nations’ Department of Public Information (DPI) was established in 1946 by a General Assembly resolution 13 (I) as the public voice of the United Nations. The DPI promotes global awareness and greater understanding of the work of the United Nations, and works with 1,322 NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in bringing the core messages of the UN to people around the world. 

The Department reports annually on its work to the UN General Assembly’s Committee on Information. The DPI supports its NGO members in interacting effectively with the United Nations in their areas of expertise. The DPI plays a coordinating role within the UN Secretariat to reach out to civil society partners around the world and enhance their interaction with, and understanding of, the work of the UN.

The annual UN DPI-NGO Conference is the DPI’s premier event at the United Nations, attracting 1,500 NGO representatives from over 70 countries.  The Department of Public Information is managed by an experienced multinational team with staff members from Mexico, Morocco, the Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States of America.