Image and video resources

Image and video resources

The United Nations maintains different image and video resource databases that can be used by the media to illustrate stories about disaster risk.

Television journalists covering the Bekasi flood, Indonesia in 2021

Key UN resources


UNifeed enables news providers to cover important global issues by offering timely broadcast-quality video from throughout the UN system. All material is also accompanied by shot lists and story synopsis. Stories come from the global network of UN specialised agencies, funds and programmes, Peacekeeping Operations and UN headquarters. New stories are posted on the UNifeed website as soon as they become available on a daily basis

UN Audiovisual Library

The Audiovisual Library's mission is to provide access to and preserve the audiovisual archives from over 70 years of the history of the Organization. The AV Library makes the audio, photo, film and video collections widely accessible to UN Offices, UN Family Organizations, professional media organisations, broadcasters, independent producers, governments, institutions and non-governmental organisations, researchers and civil society at large.

UNDRR on Flickr

UNDRR’s Flickr channel hosts thousands of images, graphics and charts on disaster risk reduction themes, projects, events, and reports.

UN multimedia logo

Other UN sources


View the WMO 2023 Calendar competition finalists.


View a selection of UNDP's photos on cyclones.


View a selection of UNDP's photos on debris


View a selection of UNICEF's photos on climate change.


Access WFP's Multimedia Hub.

External Resources

IFRC Media Hub

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network. The organisation’s Media Hub offers access to a video newsroom, images, experts, news, speeches and a long list of regional contacts.


The United States Geological Survey, founded as the Geological Survey, is an agency of the United States government whose work spans the disciplines of biology, geography, geology, and hydrology. Have a look at the USGS earth science photography on Flickr

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