Saving 37,000 Discs and Preserving UN Audio Heritage
27 Oct 2018 - The United Nations observes World Audiovisual Heritage Day on October 27th. During a hot summer in New York Headquarters, a team of archivists worked around the clock to protect almost 40,000 records.
70 Years of Archives Treasures
2014 - Video compilation with highlights of events, personalities, and thematic coverage of the UN audiovisual archives covering almost 70 years of the world Organization.This compilation was originally created to raise awareness of the urgent need to digitize and preserve the United Nations audiovisual heritage for future generations.
Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon Visit UN Headquarters
19 Nov 1965 - Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon of the United Kingdom visit UN Headquarters.
New UN Secretary-General
10 Apr 1953 - Edited story with commentaries made by News of the Day showing the installation of Dag Hammarskjold as UN Secretary-General.
- The AV Library has over 6,330 hours of historical content in 35,16 and 8mm film and 49,400 hours of video stored in its off-site archives.
- To find out more about digitizing this historic UN footage, please contact us.
- Over 18,000 hours of audio in a wide variety of formats are available in our off-site archives.
- Currently, 200 of the 1,000 available historic UN Radio Classics are now available for download on this website.
- In 2013, an independent producer helped to digitize over 100 UN Concerts.
- To find out more about digitizing these historic UN recordings, please contact us