UN Audio Library

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A Bride for Miguel

A talented Mayan weaver in Guatemala receives help from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

A Forum is Sixteen

A special programme about 24 October 1945, marking the 16th anniversary of the day the United Nations became a working organization, narrated by Canadian-American actor Hume Cronyn.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1961

A Friendly Warning

British-American journalist Alistair Cooke narrates in this drama where mankind has to come together to face an alien invasion.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

A Geometry of Hunger

This programme describes the challenges arising from the population growth in the 20th century for alimentation and nutrition.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1957

A Great Day

This programme recalls June 26, 1945, the day the United Nations Charter was signed.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1955

A Halloween Story - The Trial of Sergeant Bill

Produced with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a drama about Sergeant Bill, "the bravest cop in town" working on Halloween night.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1957

A Matter of Opinion

A report devoted to the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on who should bear the cost of United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1962

A Matter of Solutions

This programme humorously describes the challenges facing the United Nations in solving the problems of the world.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1972

A Penny for Your Post

The history of postal services and the Universal Postal Union narrated by American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1957

A People in Bondage

This 1971 programme is dedicated to Namibia and its struggle for independence from South Africa. The International Court of Justice had delivered an advisory opinion that South Africa should end its illegal occupation of the territory.
Language: | Genre: Report | 1971

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 | Genre: Interview | 1997

A Statement of Account 1952

Debits and credits of the UN history seven years after its creation, narrated by British actor Basil Rathbone.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1952

A Statement of Account

Thirteen years after the UN's creation, Alistair Cooke, Eleanor Roosevelt, B. R. Sen, Sterling Cole, Luther Evans, among others, evoke what's been achieved and what hasn't. Narrated by American actor Ralph Bellamy.
Language: English | Genre: Drama |

A Stirring of the Giant

A journey through Africa, "a giant awake, preparing to claim a new place in the world".
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1955

Adlai Stevenson Interview

The last interview with Adlai Stevenson, US ambassador to the UN, before his sudden death. Acclaimed journalist Tom Barman speaks to Stevenson about the Vietnam War in an interview conducted in London.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1965

Adventure in Iran

When a plane to Teheran makes an emergency landing in the Iranian desert the journey of a young American boy turns into an unexpected adventure. In the desert the boy learns about other cultures and the work of UN agencies for the health of mothers and children.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

Africa, the Other Revolution

After the wind of freedom over Africa, this programme analyses the issues and challenges faced by a continent where poverty prevails.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1960

Africa, the Year of Change

A journey through Africa, from Johannesburg to Cairo and Kampala, on a year towards "rebirth and repossession", and the rise of Africa's role and representation in the UN.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1960

Albert Schweitzer

A tribute to the life and work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer: A UN reporter travels to Schweitzer’s hospital in Gabon and meets the 79-year-old doctor, philosopher and theologian.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1955

All Your Strength

Actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke stars in this documentary drama about the need of joining forces worldwide to achieve peace and prosperity.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1950

Ambassador at Large

Comedian, actor and singer Danny Kaye travels through Southeast Asia as Ambassador- at-Large for UNICEF in a fast-paced report on the challenges facing the region.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1955

Article 3

A reflection on the right to life, liberty and security, and the Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1956

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Beacons of Wisdom

A report on international cooperation in science, with some of the greatest scientists of the time.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1958

Between the Dark and the Daylight

Edward Murrow, a pioneer of television journalism, tells the moving stories of needy children in Europe.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1948

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

"The rule of law is the rule of life and neither can exist without the other".
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1957

Born Equal and Free

A review of the concepts and ideals that inspired the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the successes and failures that followed.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1973

Born in the 1990s

Part 1 features the Ukraine mission on their declaration of independence in 1991. In Part 2, Baltic representatives express their joy after learning that their countries would be admitted in the General Assembly in 1992.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1991

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Ceremony Naming Nelson and Winnie Mandela's Corner in New York

This ceremony honors Nelson and Winnie Mandela and the fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1984

Churchill Sound Bites

This program features some of Winston Churchill’s most noteworthy and colourful excerpts from speeches over the years, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1954

Could Be

Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about "what could be" if the countries put as much determination in coming together as they did in the past attacking each other.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1949

Current Account

A drama about the peaceful use of atomic energy narrated by actor Melvyn Douglas.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

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Dag Hammarskjöld Message on Refugees

UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld calls for a new effort for refugees on the first World Refugee Year.
Language: French | Genre: Speech | 1959

Dag Hammarskjöld on UN Day

"The road of Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony is also the road followed by the authors of the preamble of the Charter", says former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld in this introduction to a symphonic concert for UN Day.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1960

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt reads the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1948

Deng Xiaoping General Assembly Speech

As Executive Vice-Premier of the People's Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping evokes in front of the General Assembly a new and more moderate Chinese Foreign Policy and pleads for the establishment of a new international economic order.
Language: Chinese | Genre: Speech | 1974

Desmond Tutu Addresses UN Special Committee

Nobel Peace Prize Archbishop Desmond Tutu denounces the Apartheid regime in South Africa in this speech before the Special Political Committee.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1985

Disarmament on Trial

"The jury is you" in this drama about disarmament, starring actors Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dennis King and Edward Mulhare.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1957

Document A/777

A taste of world history behind the adoption of “the conscience of mankind”, the Universal declaration of Human Rights, by American writer and journalist Norman Corwin.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1950

Down with Dragons

A radio drama about international understanding and mutual appreciation of cultures between East and West.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

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Eighteen Hundred Keys

A programme exploring the possible benefits of science and technology for the less developed areas of the world.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1963

El Valle del Cauca

This programme describes the Cauca Valley Corporation in Colombia, established to control flooding, irrigation, to generate electric energy and protect the soil.
Language: Spanish | Genre: Report | 1961

Ernesto "Che" Guevara Addressing the General Assembly

Speaking on behalf of Cuba, Argentinean-born Ernesto "Che" Guevara responds to questions regarding his accent, affirming he is Cuban and willing to die for the liberation of any Latin American country.
Language: Spanish | Genre: Speech | 1964

Evidence for a verdict

"What will the world say of us in a hundred years?", asks this document about the atom featuring British-American journalist Alistair Cooke.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1957

Eyewitness

Actor Melvyn Douglas tells the story of UN staff working in the field, lending his voice as an 'eyewitness' to poverty around the globe and the cruelties of war.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1953

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Fear Itself

Actor Martin Gable describes the last days of World War II, the war's cruelties and its consequences, with particular emphasis on the ascendancy of the Soviet Union.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1950

For Mother and Child

13 year old Vicky Jackson of Guyana narrates this programme about children’s rights on Human Rights Day.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1975

Forum 59

This report offers a preview of the main issues that were to be addressed during the 14th General Assembly of the United Nations.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1959

Frank Sinatra: the Fight Against Polio

This programme, narrated by American singer and actor Frank Sinatra, tells the story of two victims of Polio in Indonesia.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1959

Freedom of the skies

A drama portraying the creation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN body in charge of rules of airspace, aircraft registration and safety.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1954

From Asia with Modesty, Determination and Courage

A special series in three parts about the journey of five men from India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Pakistan traveling through their continent: Asia.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1960

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Half the World is Woman – Part 1

The first part of this series offers a survey of the situation of women around the world on International Women’s Year.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1975

Half the World is Woman – Part 2

This programme analyzes women’s involvement in political struggles and decision making around the world.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1975

Half the World is Woman – Part 3

To achieve gender equality, education is the key and more cooperation is needed among women, explains this programme.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1975

Half the World is Woman – Part 4

An immediate result of 1975’s campaign to achieve equality between men and women was that a number of governments brought more women to high level advisory positions.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1975

Half the World is Woman – Part 5

This programme shows that women are the greatest victims of under-development, being weighed down by prejudice in societies around the world.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1975

Half the World is Woman – Part 6

A look on how changes in the traditional female role imply changes in the traditional male role.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1975

Humanity's Children

A drama taken from a true story, inside a refugee camp in Europe.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

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I, the Diplomat

British actors Michael Redgrave and James Mason, as well as director Orson Welles, narrate this drama about the history of diplomacy.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1957

In Tempests of Motion

Actor Joseph Cotten evokes the major changes brought by the 19th century industrial revolution, in this programme celebrating the International Labor Organization (ILO) 40th birthday.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1959

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 10

With the signing of the UN charter in 1945 countries obliged themselves to establish a cooperative and peaceful world. The gap between this vision and the state of the world in 1965 is the topic of this programme.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 1

UN Radio presents a series on international cooperation, narrated by actor Alexander Scourby. With the growing interdependence of nations in the 20th century cooperation became a new priority, argues this first programme.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 2

Advances in modern science and technology have the potential to serve all of humankind. The UN’s effort to bring together scientists and policymakers for peaceful human progress is the topic of this programme.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 3

International trade is a key factor for economic development in poorer parts of the world. To tackle mass poverty worldwide the UN works to stimulate and extend economic cooperation between nations.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 4

A programme on international cooperation in the field of health. Nations acting together for world health was a vision yet to achieve when the World Health Organization was set up in 1946.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 5

“Wires and waves” recalls the history of the International Telecommunication Union and the establishment of universal communication standards, from telegraphy equipment to outer space signals.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 6

While in affluent societies “the calorie is a nail for a coffin”, the majority has meals as “nourishing as Charlie Chaplin’s old boot”: A stirring report on the problem of mass hunger and global action to end it.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 7

Education and cooperation in education are major issues on the international agenda and priorities in the work of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 8

A programme about the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as a tangible example and success story of international cooperation. Narrated by actor Alexander Scourby and entertainer Danny Kaye.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

International Cooperation Year (1965)– Part 9

“A climate for justice” is the title of this programme that recalls the work of the United Nations for the promotion and protection of human rights.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

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 | Genre: Speech | 1977

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 | Genre: Interview | 1992

It's a Small world

Actors Loretta Young, Ronald Colman and Bing Crosby star, among many others, in this drama about children in Egypt.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1951

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JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the "relative calm" of 1963.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1963

John F. Kennedy Addressing US Staff

"If there wasn't a United Nations, we would certainly have to invent one", says United States President John F. Kennedy in this speech to the American staff of the Organization.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1963

Jungle in Retreat

Actor and dancer Gene Kelly narrates this UNESCO program, which highlights the adventures of a UN expedition that traveled 25,000 miles in 100 days throughout Southeast Asia.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1952

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Leila

The story of an Afghan woman dying in childbirth and the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the preventable.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

Lemkin, Citizen of the World

The story of Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin, known for defining genocide and drafting the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1958

Les Voix Nouvelles

Discover the day of the admission of sixteen newly independent African countries to the United Nations.
Language: French | Genre: Report | 1961

Let Freedom Ring

Through excerpts from historic speeches, a commemoration of the first anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1949

Letter From Father

Actor and director Sir Laurence Olivier commemorates the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in this drama produced with UNESCO.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1953

Life Begins At Ten

American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

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Man in the Spotlight: Hans Blix

U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix became the figure associated with Iraq and WMD allegations. Between tense appearances in the Security Council, here is a more casual conversation Blix had with the U.N. Correspondents Association.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 2003

Man's Prospect in the Year 2000

A UN Radio journalist imagines the year 2000 in a report from 1975. Explore his predictions on such topics as economics, population and food.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1975

Marlon Brando: The Well of Happiness

American actor Marlon Brando narrates the success story of a Bolivian village that builds a water well with the help of the UN Technical Assistance Administration.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with the help of penicillin.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Maya Angelou's Wise Words

"We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike." American poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou recites a poem during the gathering for the United Nations Development Fund for Women's Achievement Awards.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1996

Mel Ferrer: The Curse of the Congo

American actor Mel Ferrer tells the story of a boy in the Congo cured with the help of powdered milk supplied by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's Statement on World Children's Day

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt reads a statement on children - commemorating the World Children's Day.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1954

My Most Unforgettable Child

Actors Audrey Hepburn, Bing Crosby, Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr and Shirley Booth narrate a UNICEF documentary on children around the world, from orphans in Warsaw to sick children in the Philippines.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1954

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Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly about his fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, four years before being elected President.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1990

New Hearts for Old

American actor Charlton Heston narrates this drama, commemorating World Refugee Year, about what it means to be a refugee and the need for a new start and hope.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Nikita Khrushchev Addressing the General Assembly

In his address to the General Assembly, the Head of the USSR Delegation denounces actions carried out by colonialists and compliments freedom fighters in Cuba, Congo and other countries.
Language: Russian | Genre: Speech | 1960

Nikita Khrushchev Urges End to Colonialism

At 15th session of the General Assembly, the Head of the USSR delegation introduced the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, urging to put an end to colonial slavery.
Language: Russian | Genre: Speech | 1960

No Easy Magic

A panorama of the world's remaining problems twelve years after the creation of the United Nations.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1957

No Trumpets

American actor Melvyn Douglas stars in this drama celebrating the United Nations 9th birthday… with no trumpets.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1954

Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda Recites His Poems

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda reads some of his poems at the United Nations during an homage to his accomplishments.
Language: Spanish | Genre: Speech | 1972

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One Man's Involvement

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1974

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Paris to Istanbul Express

A journey across Europe on the mythical train, the Orient Express, from France to Turkey, through Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1950

Pattern of Our Lives

Actors Bing Crosby, Kim Novak, Peter Ustinov and others join Yul Brynner in telling the story of refugees and their lives in the camp, in this special end-of-year programme.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers and civil society.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1953

People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1958

Perez de Cuellar Receives Honorary Doctorate

Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar is awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Paris II, where he studied in his youth.
Language: French | Genre: Speech | 1985

Peter Ustinov: To Feed the Soul

British actor Peter Ustinov narrates the story of a refugee family in Europe helped with a loan from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Pope John Paul II Addressing the General Assembly

One year after his election, Pope John Paul II recalls the horrors of World War II and underlines the dangers of injustice and violation of human rights for peace.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1979

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

For the United Nations' 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of the time and as a universal human right the UN has to defend.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1995

Pope Paul VI Addressing the General Assembly

Pope Paul VI affirms his desire to serve the United Nations ideals 'with humility and love', praising the 20 years old Organization as the obliged path towards peace in the world.
Language: French | Genre: Speech | 1965

Portrait of a Diplomat

A play narrated by American actor Norman Rose, dramatizing the stories of men who affect all citizens - diplomats.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1958

Preamble to UN Charter by Laurence Olivier

British actor Sir Laurence Olivier reads the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations. The Charter was signed at the San Francisco Conference on 26 June 1945. Music by American composer Aaron Copland. [Production date unknown.]
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1950

Predicament at Dawn

This programme exposes the problems, possibilities and patterns for cooperation in a world being reshaped by science.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Press Conference by Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev addresses the press at the United Nations in 1992, days after giving his landmark Fulton speech, which formally ended the Cold War.
Language: Russian | Genre: Interview | 1992

Press Conference by Muhammad Ali

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali speaks about God, boxing and using his fame for a good cause in this press conference at UN Headquarters.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1979

Press Conference by Pelé

Soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento from Brazil, better known as Pelé, explains his commitment as Goodwill Ambassador for the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1992

Press Conference by U Thant and Senghor in Senegal

President Léopold Sédar Senghor of Senegal reveals his hopes for UN's future to Secretary-General U Thant during his visit to Senegal.
Language: French | Genre: Interview | 1968

Press Conference by the Bee Gees

The group speaks to a frenzied crowd about their forthcoming record, the proceeds of which would be donated to UNICEF, in celebration of the International Year of the Child in 1979.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1978

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Report on the Invisible

A summary of the report by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of atomic radiation.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1958

Residence Desired

Austrian actor Oscar Homolka narrates this introduction to "an international effort on behalf of all human beings" - World Refugee Year.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Rigoberta Menchu Press Conference

The Guatemalan activist for indigenous rights gives her first press conference at the United Nations after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize at age 33.
Language: Spanish | Genre: Interview | 1992

Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

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Salvador Allende Press Conference

Salvador Allende, President of Chile, speaks about his views on a broad range of topics, including the economic power of the Third World, peace in the Middle East and poet Pablo Neruda, among others, during his 1972 visit to the UN.
Language: Spanish | Genre: Interview | 1972

Science and the UN

A programme on the links between modern research and technology, and the work for peace and human welfare. Science affects and influences the evolution of human societies.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1961

Senghor's Speech at Agrarian Reform Conference

Léopold Sédar Senghor, President of Senegal, describes his country's agrarian revolution at the first World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development.
Language: French | Genre: Speech | 1979

Shooting Gallery

Actor Gary Cooper narrates this moving exploration of the struggle against addiction.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1950

Southern Exposure - Central America

This visit to Central America, narrated by American actor Eddie Albert, exposes the challenges facing a whole region.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1960

Southern Exposure - South America

From Uruguay to Colombia, a journey through South America focusing on the United Nations role in this continent, narrated by American actor Zachary Scott.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1960

Stevie Wonder Press Conference

American singer Stevie Wonder describes his commitment against Apartheid in this press conference at UN Headquarters.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1985

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Ten Steps Forward

A programme celebrating the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO), narrated by British actor Michael Redgrave.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1958

The Birth of a Baby

A midwife in Syria, trained by UNICEF and World Health Organization, helps improve maternal health and child care in rural areas.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

The Birthday Party

American actress Julie Harris stars in this drama about life and love in a refugee camp.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

The Blue Man

A blind camel driver in Algeria gets his vision back in this story highlighting the work of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

The Broken Link

This documentary explains how the Suez Canal crisis led to the creation of the United Nations Emergency Force to observe the end of hostilities.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1957

The Charter in the Saucer

British actor and director Laurence Olivier stars in this fantasy mixed with fact co-produced with the BBC.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

The Dance of New Life

British actor Boris Karloff narrates this description of a leprosy clinic in the village of Tiranka, Nigeria.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1959

The Day It Happened

A drama on the work of the International Red Cross, featuring actors Madeleine Carroll and Franchot Tone, writer Lowell Thomas, and Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the UN.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1954

The Disinherited

Actor Joseph Schilkraut narrates this drama exploring the life of refugees, the year the High Commissioner for Refugees was awarded its first Nobel Prize.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1954

The Doctor and Magdalena

Actors Gene Lockhart and Marsha Hunt perform in this drama that raises awareness of tuberculosis.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1950

The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth’s surface and its economic and social significance.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1961

The Grand Alliance

American actor Joseph Cotten narrates this programme on the universal challenges facing mankind, and the ways of addressing them.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1953

The Great Dilemma

A special programme on disarmament, its past, present and future, co-produced with the American Broadcasting Company.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

The Hand and the Sun

The talking drums of Togoland are at the center of this programme about the right to self-determination.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1956

The Korea Story

American singer and actor Dick Powell stars in this two-part program remembering the Korean War.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1953

The Long Walk

One year after the end of the Korean War, American actor Fredric March stars in this programme mixing original stories and music.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1954

The Man Who Wasn't There

A programme about April 25 1945, the day the Conference of San Francisco started, leading to the creation of the UN.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

The Murderess

American actor Edward G. Robinson tells the story of a malaria outbreak in Northern Lebanon and how the World Health Organization helped combat it.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

The New Frontier

Starring actor Edward G. Robinson, this programme describes how the path to universal peace and prosperity is "the new frontier" for mankind and tasks for the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

The Pulse of Prosperity

This programme describes the new concept of action towards better life for all - the fight has to be global.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1958

The Pure and the Practical

A survey of the second United Nations Conference in Geneva on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1958

The Pursuit of Peace

Reflections from "living memories" on mankind's progress towards peace.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1958

The Quiet War

Actress Helen Hayes narrates reports on the Korean War.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1953

The Second One Hundred Million

A report on the silent war on poliomyelitis, after the first hundred millions shots were fired by the World Health Organization.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1957

The Seeds of Skill

A focus on education in Africa and the challenges faced by the continent by the shortage of teachers, following a UNESCO Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1961

The Sinews of Peace

American actor Burgess Meredith stars in this illustration of the United Nations Charter in action.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1957

The Stamp of Approval

“Talking” stamps tell their story and the evolution of the Universal Postal Union in this programme.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

The Story of Nicholas Mitetich

A refugee shares his experience and feelings in this true story narrated by Broadway star Albert Dekker.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

The Teacher was Black

This program describes the work of the United Nations against racism, prejudice and stereotypes in the 1950’s.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1955

The UNICEF Story

A special broadcast for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)'s 10th Anniversary, featuring 10 world-renowned actors and actresses, including Bing Crosby, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert and Peter Lawford.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1957

The United Nations at 17

American actor Jason Robards explains UN's goals and perspectives in this programme produced by the United States Committee for the UN.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1962

The War on Flu

The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1954

The Year of the Whirlwind

The memories of the United Nations 16th year of existence, narrated by American actor Albert Dekker.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1961

They Came from the Sky

American actor and dancer Gene Kelly tells the story of how the Food and Agriculture Organization helped stop the locust migration epidemic that destroyed main food sources in many countries.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Three Buildings by a River

American writer, broadcaster and traveler Lowell Thomas narrates this drama on UN's Headquarters, "both a workshop and a symbol".
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1956

Ticket 1955

What is a year but a numbered lottery ticket for the whole human race?, asks this programme compiling all events, gains and losses of the year 1955 gone by.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1955

Time's Ambition

A programme on the sharing of skills for the promotion of social progress and better standards of life for all people.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1959

Tomorrow for Two

In this drama narrated by British actor Herbert Marshall, an officer from the International Refugee Organization (former Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) reunites with two displaced persons whom he assisted two years earlier.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1959

Towards Liberation - Part 1 (Life under Apartheid and Colonialism)

A programme about the struggle for basic human rights and against racial segregation in South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Mozambique and Namibia.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1970

Towards Liberation - Part 2 (The Struggle)

How the struggle for liberation in Africa began and what happened when the early non-violent struggle was met with violence.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1970

Towards Liberation - Part 3 (International Opinion)

This programme analyzes the effects of the international community’s involvement in the liberation movement in Africa.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1970

Towards Liberation - Part 4 (Hope or Despair)

Hope for freedom in Africa and the end of racial segregation remains as fight against armed forces intensifies.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1970

Towards the Happy Land

A two-part journey across Asia, between the borders of dreams and reality, co-produced with the American Broadcasting Company and UN Radio.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1956

Trade Winds of Tomorrow

A report on the European Economic Community and how its implications for the world as a whole are reflected in the organs of the United Nations.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1958

Trygve Lie is reappointed Secretary-General

Trygve Lie accepts his reappointment as Secretary-General of the United Nations and delivers a speech in front of the General Assembly.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1950

Two Kinds of Magic

A programme about the history of Baghdad and the reconstruction of the Baghdad University with the help of UNESCO.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

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UN Day Ceremony, 1948

Experience the ceremony for United Nations Day in Palais de Chaillot in Paris, more than 60 years ago, with one of the founders of the European Union, Robert Schuman.
Language: French | Genre: Report | 1948

UN Peacekeeping Forces Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Peacekeeping Forces are a living demonstration of “the will to peace”, says Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar in this celebration of Nobel Peace Prize to the UN.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1988

UN Radio Report on Pope Paul VI's Visit to the UN

A report describing the first visit ever of a Pope to the United Nations, and his first address to the General Assembly.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1965

USSR Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova

USSR Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova share their experiences regarding space travels, dreams of going to the moon and nuclear threats in space.
Language: Russian | Genre: Interview | 1963

Under One Flag

A feature about the United Nations and its mandate during the Korean War, when the Security Council authorized various countries to fight under one flag to restore peace.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1950

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Voices from UN Archives

The UN’s sound recording collection presents excerpts of historic speeches given at the United Nations featuring many UN Secretary-Generals and heads of government, including Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev and Dwight E. Eisenhower, among others.
Language: English | Genre: Speech | 1972

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Water for Loma

This programme describes the building of pumps and the fight for access to clear water in El Salvador.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1955

We Saw Tomorrow

American actor Melvyn Douglas narrates this journey through Latin America, from Mexico to Chile, examining the evolution of a continent.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1954

What Follows the End?

The hopes and fears of a refugee family in Austria, and how the UN High Commission for Refugees came to the rescue.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955

Windows on the World

Written and produced by Norman Corwin, American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. narrates the early days of the UN in a report from the beginning of the 6th General Assembly.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1951

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 | Genre: Interview | 1992

World Refugee Year

Pope John XXIII, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi of Israel, President Mario Echandi of Costa Rica and President Theodor Heuss of the Federal Republic of Germany join voices for the refugees.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1959

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Yasser Arafat General Assembly Speech

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat addresses the General Assembly for the first time, trying to draw similarities between some of the major political issues of the time and the Palestinian situation.
Language: Arabic | Genre: Speech | 1974

Yaws in Indonesia

French-born American actress Claudette Colbert tells the story of a father and his son infected with yaws in Indonesia.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1958

Year of Decision: A Progress Report on the Atom

American actor John Garfield reports in this two-part feature about atomic energy, after US President Harry Truman announced that his country was in possession of an atomic bomb.
Language: English | Genre: Report | 1948

You and Article 71

American journalist Pauline Frederick moderates this special roundtable discussion for the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations, showing how all people belong to the Organization.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1955

You and the UN

US Ambassador to the UN Henry Lodge answers questions of American citizens about the UN's achievements regarding prevention of war.
Language: English | Genre: Interview | 1957

Your Seat at the Table

A trip through the world of diplomacy, to its new age emerging with the creation of the United Nations.
Language: English | Genre: Drama | 1955