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.
WHO's malaria team take blood samples at the Lebanon-Syria border
American actor Edward G. Robinson tells the story of a malaria outbreak in Northern Lebanon and how the World Health Organization helped combat it.
Mikhail Gorbachev with Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar
Press Conference by Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev addresses the press in 1992, days after giving his landmark speech in Fulton, Missouri, which formally ended the Cold War in the city that historians credit as its birthplace, where he first introduced the term the “iron curtain” in 1948.
The Security Council discusses the situation in Namibia in 1971
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.
FAO scientist and locust
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.