UNITED NATIONS RADIO PROGRAMMES

In 1946, the United Nations was mandated to disseminate information through the medium of radio. Since then the United Nations has continually produced radio programmes. Currently, 29 radio transcription programmes in 15 languages are sent to over 180 countries and territories.

These programmes vary in length and style and cover a wide range of issues; some are current affairs, while others are specialized such as the programmes devoted to women, yet others are documentary in style and cover in-depth specific global issues with which the organization and its specialized agencies are involved.

These radio programmes are available in cassette and are accompanied by a script or blurb to radio broadcasters only.

For further information, please contact:

        
        AUDIO VISUAL PROMOTION AND DISTRIBUTION UNIT
	MEDIA DIVISION  
        DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
	UNITED NATIONS, ROOM S-805-A 
	NEW YORK, NY 10017
        U.S.A.

	Fax: (212) 963 6869




ARABIC

AFAKON ALAMIAH* Analytical review of UN issues during the non-General Assembly period (mid-December to mid-September). AL-MAJALLATU AL-NATIKA* Analytical review of topics under consideration during the General Assembly session (mid-September to mid-December). BURNAMEJ AL-MARAH** Feature magazine on UN issues relating to the status of women.

BANGLA

JATI SHONGHER PROTIDHONY* Feature magazine on the concerns of the UN system.

CHINESE

HUAYU ZHUANTI JIEMU* Analytical programme devoted to a major UN issue.

DUTCH

NIEUWE CONNECTIES* Magazine for the Dutch-speaking Caribbean region on UN activities. Different topics are covered each week. __________ * 15 minutes programmes; produced weekly ** 15 minutes programmes; 12 programmes per year

ENGLISH

PERSPECTIVE* Analytical programme focusing on a single, specific political, economic, social or humanitarian issue. This programme reflects a broad spectrum of views on the issue covered. SCOPE* Magazine programme covering the educational, social, humanitarian, economic and scientific aspects of the work of the UN. Distributed monthly. WOMEN* Feature that looks at issues affecting women around world. Distributed fortnightly. WORLD CHRONICLE** Panel discussions in which international media correspondents question senior officials from the UN system about major global issues. THE WORLD IN REVIEW* News magazine for North America covering current events at the UN. UN CALLING ASIA* Magazine on UN activities of particular interest to Asia and the Pacific region. UN AFRICA*** Magazine on UN activities of specific interest to Africa. UN CARIBBEAN MAGAZINE* Magazine on UN activities of particular interest to the Caribbean countries. Each programme contains four different features. UN CARIBBEAN ECHO* Documentary on a major UN issue of special interest to the Caribbean countries. _______________ * 15 minutes programmes; produced weekly ** 30 minutes programme; 39 programmes per year *** 30 minutes programme; broadcast monthly

FRENCH

PERSPECTIVES INTERNATONALES* Analytical programme on a major UN issue of international concern. L'AFRIQUE A L'ONU* Magazine on UN activities of specific interest to Africa. FEMMES** Each programme analyses a particular issue concerning women.

FRENCH-CREOLE

NOUVEAUX CONTACTS* Magazine on UN activities for the French-speaking Caribbean region. Various subjects are covered each week.

HINDI

ANTAR RASTRIYE PATRIKA* Feature programme on UN issues or activities activities of international concern.

INDONESIAN

FOKUS FOKUS KITA* Feature programme on UN issues or activities of international concern. _______________ * 15 minutes programmes; produced weekly ** 15 minutes programme; 12 programmes per year

KISWAHILI

MWANGAZA WA UMOJA WA MATAIFA* News magazine which focuses on different subjects such as apartheid, environment and developing countries.

PORTUGUESE

AS NACOES UNIDAS EM ACCAO* Documentary on UN activities of special interest to the Portuguese-speaking countries.

RUSSIAN

UN IN ACTION* Documentary on topics on UN activities of particular interest to Eastern Europe.

SPANISH

DESPACHO SEMANAL*** Package comprising two separate rogrammes: PUNTOS CARDINALES, a 14-minute magazine on the activities the UN, and PERSPECTIVA INTERNATIONAL, a 14-minute documentary on a major UN issue. Distributed bi-weekly. EL MONDO DE LA MUJER** Annual series of 12 programmes on UN issues developments relating to the status of women in the world.

TURKISH

UN IN ACTION* Documentary on UN issues of international concern such as environment, education, crime and poverty.

URDU

BAIN UL AQWAMI MANZARNAMA* Feature programme on UN issues or activities of international concern. _____________ * 15 minutes programmes; produced weekly ** 15 minutes programmes; 12 programmes per year *** 30 minutes programme; broadcast bi-weekly