This day, held annually on 27 October, aims to raise awareness of the importance of audiovisual documents and draw attention to the urgent need to safeguard them. The United Nations audiovisual archives are a unique collection that not only tells the story of international diplomacy that shaped our history, but also of the people and the times they lived in. It includes over 37,500 hours of film and video, 800,000 photographs, and about 55,000,00 hours of audio recordings.
UN Day on 24 October 2014 marks the start of the 70th year of the organization. UN Photo is pleased to present "We the Peoples", an exhibition celebrating the UN through powerful images of people, both UN workers and the individuals they serve each day. Taking its title from the opening line of the UN Charter, the exhibition hopes to tell the story of the UN's ideals, successes and challenges for the past seven decades. The exhibition is on tour and has been to Germany, Japan and Pakistan.