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Maya Angelou addresses the UNIFEM ceremony, 1996
Maya Angelou addresses the UNIFEM ceremony, 1996

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
First UN General Assembly, 1946, London
First UN General Assembly, 1946, London

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
The San Francisco Conference, 25 April-26 June 1945
The San Francisco Conference, 25 April-26 June 1945

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
Eleanor Roosevelt holding a Declaration of Human Rights poster
Eleanor Roosevelt holding a Declaration of Human Rights poster

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt reads the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Language: English