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
Egyptian children scavenge for saleable items
Egyptian children scavenge for saleable items

Declaration of the Rights of the Child by Cathleen Nesbitt

Actress Cathleen Nesbitt reads the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the General Assembly in 1959. The children’s rights proclamation seeks to stop practices like the one photographed.
Language: English
Margaret Mead, dressed like Ceres, receives the Ceres Medal in 1975
Margaret Mead, dressed like Ceres, receives the Ceres Medal in 1975

Margaret Mead on International Women's Year

Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead weighs in on the practical advances that women and men could make in medicine, employment, food and nutrition in the lead-up to International Women’s Year.
Language: English
Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali
Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own toast to the UN.
Language: English
Ralph Bunche
Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he "fell into" teaching, marriage and the United Nations.
Language: English