Throughout its history, the United Nations has produced thousands of multimedia materials, many of which are archived online in the UN Audiovisual Library. This resource provides public access to the UN's extensive audio, film, and video collections going back as far as the 1920s. These collections include over 200 UN radio classics, which features speeches by notable figures such as Maya Angelou, who in 1996 recited her poem "Human Family" at the meeting for the UN Development Fund for Women's Achievement Awards, and Nelson Mandela, who addressed the General Assembly in 1990 with a speech about his fight against apartheid four years before he was elected president of South Africa. Those interested in downloading audio files from this archive may register for a free account, but it should be noted that only low-quality audio files can be downloaded for free. The Audiovisual Library also includes large amounts of both historical and contemporary video recordings, such as archival footage documenting activities of the League of Nations in the aftermath of World War I, as well as current "audio and video recordings of daily meetings and events coverage" with new material added frequently.
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