United Nations brings a dose of reality to Virtual Reality (VR) with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

“More than 60 million people are displaced. That is the largest number of people since the end of the Second World War. We must show them the solidarity they deserve,” said Ban.

The Secretary-General reveals personal details about his own life, explaining to school children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that he himself was once an internally displaced person, forced to flee his burning village during the Korean war. He also meets with Zaad, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee teenager who dreams of becoming a translator, “to tell all the world what happened in Syria”.

Produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs with the support of UNICEF, “Home” features a portion of the music track #Wheresthelove” by seven-time Grammy Award winner will.i.am. The track was released earlier this year, and invites audiences to support worthy causes via: www.wheresthelove.com.

The film is also available on the United Nations Virtual Reality app: (www.unvr.org).