UN Video

Logo for UN television day 2017

Today UN Video reports from all over the world – news footage direct from the latest humanitarian crisis; documentaries putting a human face to crucial issues of our time – human rights, peace and security, and development; live coverage of the UN Security Council as it responds to global crises, and of the annual General Assembly when world leaders gather at the organization’s New York headquarters.

The UN’s video producers report from locations around the globe – from peacekeeping missions such as Mali and South Sudan; from political missions in countries like Colombia and Afghanistan; and from the UN’s vast network of operations worldwide.

Launched in 1947, UN Video is produced in the six official languages of the UN (French, Spanish, English, Chinese, Arabic, Russian). Highlights include an Oscar awarded for a short documentary on people with disabilities; a documentary on UN peacekeeping in some of the world’s most dangerous environments; an urgent call for action on climate-change by UN Secretary-General Antonio; a human rights award for a profile of an act of courage in South Sudan.

Check out our documentary series 21st Century, UN in Action and our social media and special events products like this this introduction to the UN General Assembly. Also visit our daily news package service UNIFEED and our 24-hour coverage on UN Webcast. UN Video also has a treasure trove of archival video and audio, marking iconic and historic moments from the last 70 years.

21st Century

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation installing monitoring system to detect nuclear tests

UN in Action

UN Chadian Peacekeeper Mahamat Tahir Moussa Aboulaye in Kidal, MINUSMA

Social Media

Capture of UNGA 72 Social Media teaser video


SG Antonio Guterres talking to Barbuda resident during visit to the region after Hurricane IRMA


SG Antonio Guterres and Youth Envoy Jayathma Wikramanayake filming SG video Message on International Youth Day

Sustainable Development Goals

Video capture of a Panda from video feature on Panda Ambassadors for SDGs