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United Nations radio archives

United Nations Radio Archives at IRN

These audio files are part of the first RealAudio tests on United Nations Radio at Internet Radio NEXUS dating back in 1995, also broadcasted as part of our weekend schedule on IRRS-Shortwave from Milan, to Europe and North Africa. In the 1990’s these programs, not available elsewhere in our target area, represented the only first-hand information about the United Nations available in Europe.

Most of the short news items that you can here below, including the reports from the former Yugoslavia, were transmitted each Friday night via telephone from New York, Zagreb and Geneva, and then aired on Shortwave during the weekend to Europe and North Africa.

You will notice the low audio quality (mostly 8 kHz) used at the beginning of the Internet in the 1990’s when most people were connected using 9.6 or 14.4 kbps modems.

NEXUS-IBA pioneered the use of audio streaming technologies as one of the first beta-testers of the first audio streaming technology called RealAudio.

The old files in RealAudio (.ra) format have been converted to MP3 and preserve the original poor sound quality which was just suitable for transmitting voice information. They are kept online for historical reasons only and may have no actual value.

UN Radio 4th World Conference on Women (September 1995, Beijing, China)

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) opening cerimony

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) Report for Sept. 4, 1995 [06:20]

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) Report for Sept. 5, 1995 [04:25] (bad line)

4th World Conference on Women (Beijing, China) Report for Sept. 6, 1995 [03:24] (bad line)

UN Radio weekly reports from the former Yugoslavia via IRRS-Shortwave (May 1995-Nov. 1995)

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 19 May 1995 [05:13]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 26 May 1995 [04:26]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 2 June 1995 [04:43]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 9 June 1995 [05:15]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 16 June 1995 [04:55]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 23 June 1995 [04:46]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 30 June 1995 [04:46]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 7 July 1995 [04:53]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 1 Sept. 1995 [05:27]

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 20 Oct. 1995

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 27 Oct. 1995

UN Radio Report from the former Yugoslavia, 3 Nov. 1995

UN Radio The World in Review (June 1995-Sept. 1995)

The World in Review, 9 June 1995 [14:31]

The World in Review, 16 June 1995 [14:13]

The World in Review, 23 June 1995 [14:09]

The World in Review, 30 June 1995 [14:23]

The World in Review, 1 Sept 1995 [14:20]

UN Radio Perspectives Internationales (French, June 1995-Oct. 1995)

Perspectives Internationales, UN 50th Anniversary no. 95/23 [14:06]

Perspectives Internationales, 23 June 1995 [14:13]

Perspectives Internationales, 30 June 1995 [15:01]

Perspectives Internationales, 1 Sept 1995 [14:50]

Perspectives Internationales, 20 Oct. 1995

Perspectives Internationales, 3 Nov. 1995

UNEP and PRB archives

UNEP logo

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme ) and PRB (Population Reference Bureau) archives

These transmissions from UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme ) and PRB (Population Reference Bureau) are part of the first RealAudio tests at Internet Radio NEXUS dating back to 1995. They are kept online for historical reasons only and may have no actuality value. Due to recent cuts in our budget, we are unable to bring you these news items on a regular basis as much as we would like to do. Please consider becoming a NEXUS-IBA sponsor.

Please notice that we preserved the original 1995 quality of RealAudio streams at 8 kbps(mono), which, at that time, was the maximum permittable bandwidth for the existing internet connections.

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 1: Andrew D. Holleman (Mass, USA) [02:15]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 2: Chandi Prasad Bhatt (India) [02:26]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 3: Francisco "Chico" Mendez (Brazil) [02:17]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 4: Michael Werickhe (Kenya) [02:33]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 5: [01:27]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 6: [01:34]

by UNEP / PRB

NEXUS-IBA officially approved for association with the UN/DPI

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association has been officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations

On June 15, 1995, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association has been officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. This formal act recognizes the important role of our Non Profit, Non Governamental Organization (NGO), and the efforts of our members and volunteers in providing information on the activities of the United Nations to millions of people around the world since 1979.

The United Nations and UNESCO have been associated as ordinary members of NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association since 1990.

The original text of UN DPI’s Press Release dated June 22, 1995 follows:

PI/901
NGO/256
22 June 1995

THIRTY-EIGHT NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS APPROVED FOR ASSOCIATION
WITH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

The Department of Public Information (DPI) Committee on Non-Governmental
Organizations met on 15 June and approved the association with the
Department of 38 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 16 countries.

The NGOs newly associated with DPI come from the following countries: 15
from the United States; three each from Argentina and the Russian
Federation; two each from Italy, Japan, Spain, and Venezuela; and one each
from Australia, Cameroon, Colombia, France, Germany, Kuwait, Slovakia,
Sweden, and Switzerland.

Those organizations are: the Arab Towns Organization (Kuwait);
Asociacion de Promocion de la Educacion Popular (Venezuela); Camara de
Comercio, Industria y Produccion de la Republica Argentina (Argentina);
Child Welfare League of America, Inc. (United States); Children of the
Earth (United States); Comite Francais des Organisations Non-
Gouvernementales pour la Liaison et l'Information des Nations Unies
(France); Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (United States);
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (United States); Federation
des Associations Feminines du Cameroun (Cameroon); Foundation Ecology and
Life (Slovakia); Friends of UNESCO - Basque Country (Spain); Fundacion Casa
de la Cultura, el Arte y la Ciencia (Colombia); Fundacion Habitat
(Argentina); Global Alliance for Women's Health (United States); Globetree
Foundation (Sweden); International Union of Economists (Russian
Federation); International Association of Women Judges (United States); and
the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global
Responsibility (Germany).

Also, Liga de Amas de Casa, Consumidores y Usuarios de la Republica
Argentina (Argentina); MAP International (United States); Mega Cities
Project, Inc. (United States); Movimondo (Italy); NAFSA: Association of
International Educators (United States); National Cultures Centre (Russian
Federation); National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic
Council (Australia);

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association (Italy);

No to Alcoholism and Narcotics (Russian Federation); Osaka Junior Chamber,
Inc. (Japan); Rainforest Alliance (United States); Sociedad de Estudios
Internacionales (Spain); Solar Cookers International (United States);
Universal Great Brotherhood (Venezuela); Well-Aging Association of
Japan (Japan); Wellstart International (United States); Wittenberg
Center for Alternative Resources (United States); Women's World Summit
Foundation (Switzerland); Women's Action for New Directions (United
States); and the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (United
States).

The above organizations have effective means of information dissemination
to their constituents and, as part of their association with DPI, have
agreed to help build public understanding of and support for United Nations
programmes and goals. Since 1968, the number of NGOs associated with DPI
has increased from 204 to 1,460.

Organizations eligible for association with DPI are those which share the
ideals of the United Nations Charter; operate solely on a not-for-profit
basis; have a demonstrated interest in United Nations issues and proven
ability to reach large or specialized audiences, such as educators, media
representatives, policy makers and the business community; have the
commitment and means to conduct effective information programmes about
United Nations activities through publication of newsletters, bulletins,
backgrounders and pamphlets, organization of conferences, seminars and
round tables, and enlisting the cooperation of print and broadcast media.

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law and entirely operated by volunteers that operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1990, makes available broadcast time to members and non members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 07:00 to 22:00 Central European Time (CET). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39- 02-266-6971
fax: +39-02-706-38-151
email: info@nexus.org

 

UN Radio news on ex-Yugoslavia

United Nations radio via IRRS-Shortwave

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association adds more United Nations Radio news on the current situation in the ex- Yugoslavia

Milano, Italy – 18 June, 1993: The latest news from the United Nations on the current situation in the ex-Yugoslavia are being heard now every week on IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave), with comprehensive coverage of the entire European Continent, North Africa, Middle East, and reception extended to the farthest regions of the world during the 02:00-03:00 UTC transmission.

Additionally, from 14 June to 25 June, 1993, IRRS-Shortwave will also provide daily UN Radio coverage of the meetings of the World Conference on Human Rights, in Vienna, Austria, with reports in English, French and Russian.

Other regular United Nations Radio programmes may be heard via IRRS- Shortwave from Milano daily in English from 09:30 Central European Time, and every Sunday in English, French, Spanish and Russian at various times, including the latest news on major developments at the UN Headquarters, and in other regions of the wprld (e.g. Somalia).

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law which operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1991, makes available broadcast time at cost to members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting. United Nations Radio is one of the members of NEXUS- International Broadcasting Association. In addition to the UN, membership also includes to date UNESCO, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle, Pan American Broadcasting Company, and a number of private individuals.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 02-03 UTC, 07:00 to 10:00 Central European Time (CET), and from 18:00 to 22:00 CET; (07:00 to 23:30 CET on Sat and Sun). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language from the BBC and Deutsche Welle (*).

(*) Deutsche Welle is no more a member of NEXUS-IBA as of Jan. 1, 1994.

Special Reports on Yugoslavia:

Weekly UN RADIO reports via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Saturday: 17:00, 19:15 19:00, 21:15
Sunday: 06:00, 08:00, 16:00 08:00, 10:00, 18:00
17:00, 19:00, 20:00 19:00, 21:00, 22:00
Monday: 04:00 02:00 (to Americas & E Europe)
07:30, 12:30 09:30, 14:30

World Conference on Human Rights, June 14-25 in Vienna:
Daily UN RADIO news via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Daily: 02:00 04:00 (Russian)
02:30 04:30 (English, French)
05:00 07:00 (French, English)
06:00 08:00 (English, French)
07:00 09:00 (Russian, English, French)
17:00 19:00 (English, French)

UN Radio news coverage of the activities of the organization may be heard in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and in the Americas with first hand reports from UN Headquarters in New York,via IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39-02 2666971
email: info@nexus.org