About Us

About Us

“In search of  UN content?  Stills, audio or video?  You have come to the right spot.  Be it live or finished packages or raw footage and all that in-between. United Nations Media is a space to explore and discover the content created in-house, from historical to the latest, all in one search, for both professionals and individuals.

Enjoy the variety and unique assets from the United Nations on UN Media!

Audiovisual Library

The Audiovisual Library collects, manages and preserves the United Nations audiovisual archives (audio, film and video collections) and make them accessible to a worldwide clientele including broadcasters, independent producers, governments, educational and cultural institutions, non-governmental organizations, as well as international organizations.

Among the major audiovisual archival groups and series are:

  • League of Nations;
  • United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Europe (1945-1947);
  • UN Headquarters construction;
  • Security Council, General Assembly and Economic and Social Council meetings, as well as special events, selected international conferences, press conferences and press briefings;
  • UN Concerts;
  • UN Television feature documentaries and selected out-takes;
  • UN Radio news, interviews and feature programmes;
  • Raw footage of worldwide UN field activities and
  • Thematic and historical archival compilations.
 

The Audiovisual Library provides clients with on-line or on-site research and referral services about UN audiovisual collections, as well as on-demand requests for high-resolution raw footage or recordings. It also licenses United Nations footage for a wide range of commercial or non-commercial uses. Requests can be made for use in professional news, features, educational videos, multimedia pieces, and other productions by filling out the AV Library Request Form. Requests are fulfilled in the order received.

For further inquiries or to schedule an on-site research, please contact us

 

Photo Library

The Photo Library provides clients with on-line or on-site research and referral services about UN photo collections, as well as on-demand requests for high-resolution images. It also licenses United Nations photos for a wide range of commercial or non-commercial uses. Requests can be made for use in professional news, publications, features, educational, multimedia pieces, and other productions by filling out the online form. The Photo Library makes its collection available to media organizations, publishing companies, governments and non-governmental organizations, researchers and civil society at large, in order to foster public understanding of the work of the United Nations and its goals.

Requests are fulfilled in the order received.

For further inquiries or to schedule an on-site research, please contact us

 

UN Web TV

UN Web TV is the organization’s official streaming video platform for live and on-demand coverage of United Nations meetings and events. It provides the opportunity to a global audience to watch, directly from the source, uninterrupted coverage of meetings of the Security Council, General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, International Court of Justice (ICJ) trials, Press briefings, Media Stakeouts, UN Conferences and Special events. In addition, UN Web TV makes available news and feature videos, Secretary-General’s and other UN Official’s video messages as well as promotional and other videos produced by the UN system. UN Web TV promotes the Organization’s core value of transparency.

Viewers are able to watch live and on-demand streaming coverage from anywhere and at any time, in multiple languages (where interpretation is available) and on multiple devices, including mobile phones. The coverage is available through the Web (webtv.un.org) and Social Media platforms, including Facebook (UNWebTV), Twitter (@UNWebTV) and YouTube (youtube.com/unitednations).

Currently UN Web TV covers meetings and events held at the UN Headquarters in New York, the UN Office at Geneva and at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, as well as UN conferences held at any location worldwide.

Subscribe to UN Web TV to receive the daily live schedule.

For further inquiries or to request live streaming coverage of a side event please contact: webcast@un.org

 

All rights of United Nations archival and current videos, photos and audio assets belong to the Organization. More on copyrights here