UN Audio Library

Introduction

United Nations Audio Library presents UN Radio Classics, an online archive of documentary and dramatic programmes starring Audrey Hepburn, Kirk Douglas and Bing Crosby, among many others.

These programmes, available free of charge with digitally remastered sound, offer a unique way of experiencing key historical moments of the United Nations and of the world throughout the second half of the 20th century.

Browse by: Language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish); Genre (Speech, Drama, Report, Interview); Date; or Full List. (Please note that your web browser must have JavaScript enabled in order to download the programmes.)

UN Radio Classics
President Jimmy Carter and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim
President Jimmy Carter and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim

International Covenants on Human Rights

U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim speak after the United States signs two international covenants on human rights, noting the U.S. and UN’s shared “vision of the greatness of the human possibility.”
Language: English
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Interview with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

President Aristide shares his thoughts on the human rights situation and democracy in Haiti in 1992, after what would become the first of two coup d'états under his leadership.
Language: French
Charlotte Abaka
Charlotte Abaka

Women’s Rights in Africa

An interview with Charlotte Abaka (Ghana) and Rose Ukeje (Nigeria), experts on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, on combating violence against women within the realities of African culture
Language: English
Nobel Laureate Jody Williams
Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

A Phone Call to Jody Williams

Secretary-General Kofi Annan gives a congratulatory call to Jody Williams upon hearing that she won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work toward the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines.
Language: English