News and Media

UN News and Media provides a suite of multimedia products and services covering the work of the United Nations both at Headquarters and around the world, to support the work of the international news media.

Here you can find a broad selection of content including up-to-the-minute news and in-depth coverage on the work of the United Nations.


  • Live video coverage, both broadcast quality and web streaming, of meetings and events at UN Headquarters
  • Ready-to-air documentary-style programmes for television, on the breadth of challenges the UN addresses every day
  • Audio news programmes providing daily coverage of UN meetings and events, plus weekly magazine programmes
  • Photos from UN meetings and events, as well as the Secretary-General's travels
  • News articles covering the daily events at UN Headquarters and in the field
  • Same-day summaries of meetings at UN Headquarters, plus press releases from the Secretary-General, Security Council and other bodies 
  • Archive audio, video and photos dating from the days of the League of Nations through to the present day
  • Accreditation to gain access to cover events and meetings
  • Social media updates and mobile apps to help you keep up to date on UN news


Media organizations interested in using UN media products and services may contact the Partnerships Unit for further information.



  • Live streaming and on-demand videos
  • Language versions available
  •; @UNWebTV

UN channel on YouTube

UNTV News and Facilities

  • Live broadcast quality feed
  • Fiber connection to New York video hubs (Encompass + The Switch) with embedded audio in 8 channels
  • Usage fees applicable


  • Broadcast quality news video from the UN system with scripts + shot lists
  • Available in: SD, HD-NTSC, HD-PAL

UNTV programmes

  • 21st Century, monthly magazine, 26’, E, F + C
  • UN in Action, short features, 3-5’, 6 official UN languages
  • UNStories, short web-features, 2’, 6 official UN languages
  • Year in Review, year-end wrap-up, 10-15’, 6 official UN languages

UNTV Channel

  • Prerecorded programmes and live coverage of UN meeting and events
  • Broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Spectrum Channel 228 in Greater New York area



  • Daily news in 6 official UN languages + Kiswahili & Portuguese
  • Weekly programmes in the 8 languages plus Bangla, Hindi + Urdu

UN Audio Channels app

  • Live audio from the General Assembly, Security Council and the Press Briefing Room
  • UN Radio programmes on demand
  • 8 Languages – 6 official languages plus Kiswahili and Portuguese
  • For iOS and Android


UN Photo

  • Coverage of the day's meetings and events at UN Headquarters
  • Images from the field, including those from the Secretary-General's travels
  • On Flickr and Instagram

UN Photo Library

  • Unique collection of images dating back to the earliest days of the Organization
  • High resolution photos available for download
  • Licensing applicable
  •; @UN_Photo
Nobel Prize Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai gives an interview to UN News. Looking on is Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.


UN News

  • Latest news from the global UN system
  • Available in the 6 official UN languages, plus Kiswahili, Portuguese and Hindi
  • Subscribe to email news alerts
  •; @UN_News_Centre

UN News app

  • Automatically updated access to all UN News stories
  • 6 official languages
  • For iOS and Android
Press officers at work before a meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.

Meetings Coverage and Press Releases

  • Same-day summaries of official meetings, conferences and events at UN Headquarters and overseas
  • Press releases from the Secretary-General, Security Council and other UN bodies and departments
  • Available in English and French
Nelson Mandela, Deputy President of the African National Congress of South Africa, addresses the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the General Assembly Hall in 1990, four years before being elected President of South Africa.


UN Audiovisual Library

  • Archived audio and video content from the 1920s to now
  • Analog and digital records
  • Various formats and languages available based on content
  • Fee and licensing applicable

Media Accreditation Services

Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit

Daily media alerts on open meetings, press briefings/conferences and other outreach activities at UNHQ

Media Documents Centre provides access to documents and reports of particular interest to the press

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