The UN displays its treasure of historic archives of images and sound

 

UN Radio facility 1954

UN Radio facility 1954

Preserving the world's audiovisual heritage and making sure it is not destroyed and saved for future generations is extremely important.

A message issued by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO marking World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

The UN has saved 80,000 hours of audio recording on 70,000 tapes and discs as well as 37,700 hours of film and video on 25,000 reels of film and 32,000 video tapes.

The archives also contain 800,000 photos – 300,000 of which are outtakes that have not been digitized. Over 9,000 hours of audio and video and thousands of new photos are added every year.

An archive vault and multimedia display are in New York in the General Assembly Building.

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