World Radio Day: Sound Archive

Radio Collection

On the occasion of World Radio Day, UNESCO releases a number of historic audio files in that can be used free of charge and without copyright restriction in planning World Radio Day broadcasts and events.

UNESCO has a rich sound archive dating back to its creation on 16 November 1945.  The library contains over 30,000 records relating to the history of UNESCO. It includes raw material such as interviews, conference recordings, speeches, official visits and also completed programmes in French, Spanish, Russian, and English.

Audio Files

Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali on the Importance of Radio - 1 February 2013 (English)

Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali on the Importance of Radio by UNESCO World Radio Day

Léopold Sédar Senghor: Le rythme africain – 18 February 1977 (French)

Léopold Sédar Senghor - Le rythme africain by UNESCO World Radio Day

Miguel Asturias: On winning the Nobel Prize for Literature – 23 October 1967. (Spanish)

Miguel Asturias on winning the Nobel Prize by UNESCO World Radio Day

Terms of use

UNESCO audio files may be used to further the aims and work of the Organization. They cannot be used for advertising, marketing or in ways which are inconsistent with the Organization's mission. UNESCO audio files cannot be altered, sold or redistributed.

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