A Mixtape of UN Voices

You may remember that a few months ago, the Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS) launched the Oral History Project as a way to capture your memories of working for the UN and, in particular, your reflections on working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capturing pandemic reflections

Since then, we have interviewed colleagues around the world, at all levels, and throughout the United Nations system via Microsoft Teams.

So far, individuals from DESA, DGACM, DGC, DOS, DPPA-DPO, DSS, ESCWA, ODA, OVRA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNMAS, UNODC, UNOMS, and UNOPS have contributed their thoughts and memories.

These interviews provide colleagues an opportunity to share and document their professional experiences and personal insights about working for the Organization.

The response was amazing, and the results were touching!

Listen to the mixtape

We are pleased to share a “mixtape” of participant responses with you.

ARMS would like to send a massive “thank you!” to all participants. Thank you for your time and enthusiasm.

It was a pleasure and honour to capture your history with the United Nations.

Add your voice to the Oral History Project

The Oral History Project is ongoing! We want to engage with you, no matter your position or length of tenure, to capture your invaluable institutional knowledge and add it to the UN’s archives.

Contact arms@un.org to schedule an interview.

Please let us know if you would prefer to be interviewed in an official UN language other than English, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  

Explore the UN Archives

Lastly, while many of us are still working remotely, we encourage you to explore the UN Archives. Many resources are already accessible in digital format by using the UN Archives online search engine.



Published originally in UN Intranet (iSeek)
2 September 2020