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United Nations Podcasts

As podcasts continue to grow in popularity, we’re featuring over 50 podcasts produced by the United Nations and its agencies. Pick from our list below to get the latest news, stories and interviews from the UN system around world.

FAO: Target Zero Hunger

TARGET: Zero Hunger podcast series delves into the core issues of the UN Sustainable Develop Goals (SDGs). From eradicating poverty and hunger to mitigating and adapting to climate change, rethinking food and agriculture production is critical to feeding a growing population and achieving these goals. With the latest research and the help of farmers, development experts and decision-makers around the world, each episode explores the...

IAEA: Nuclear Explained

The IAEA’s new podcast, Nuclear Explained, reveals how nuclear is integrated in and benefits so many aspects of our daily lives. Complimenting a series of explanatory articles, the podcast’s monthly episodes will feature interviews with top experts from around the world. Zoonotic diseases, including COVID-19, and their relationship to nuclear, take centre stage in the first episode, with guests: · Samantha Letsholo, Principal Veterinary Officer and Head of Virology...

IAEA: Talk Podcasts

IAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development.

IFAD: Farms. Food. Future.

English: https://www.ifad.org/en/web/latest/podcasts French: https://www.ifad.org/fr/web/latest/podcasts Spanish: https://www.ifad.org/es/web/latest/podcasts Through these podcasts, IFAD raises awareness on the challenges smallholder farmers in developing countries are facing around food security. Farms. Food. Future. includes interviews with IFAD experts, partners and donors, celebrities, and farmers. It promotes the power of smallholder farmers as a force for change. Farms. Food. Future. captures the exciting work IFAD is doing working on the front line of farming for development, dealing everyday with...

IFC: Climate Biz

The insider's podcast on the business of climate IFC’s podcast series—Climate Biz—brings together clients, partners, and IFC experts to explore climate markets across the globe, taking a deep dive into industries ranging from renewable energy to energy efficiency to climate-smart agribusiness and urban transportation.

IFC: Creating Markets

Creating Markets tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the people, trends, and ideas that are driving private sector investment in developing countries, reshaping economies, creating jobs, and addressing development challenges.

IFC: Future Keepers

As countries across the Pacific look ahead to recovery in the wake of the impact from COVID-19, key policymakers and leaders from the private sector have given an insight into how they remain resilient in the face of huge challenges. While many nations across the Pacific were largely spared the health crises seen in other countries, they did not escape the economic carnage. Home to...

ILO: COVID-19 and the Employment Policy Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the health of the global economy. Worldwide, it is estimated that hundreds of millions of people are at risk of losing their livelihoods, and millions of enterprises and businesses large and small have to close their doors, sometimes for good. How extensive is the damage? Where is the impact on the job market most pronounced?...

ILO: The Future of Work

Voices is the International Labour Organization’s multimedia storytelling platform that highlights first-person stories of people at the heart of the world of work.

IMF Podcasts

English: https://www.imf.org/en/News/Podcasts/ French: https://www.imf.org/fr/News/Podcasts Listen to the brightest minds in the field of economics and development discuss their latest research and deconstruct global economic trends. IMF Podcasts are also available on digital platforms such as iTunes, SoundCloud and Libsyn, and free to use for broadcasters, educators and institutions.

ITU Podcasts

ITU’s podcast series looks at how technology is shaping the world around us. Listen to the series so far on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Spreaker and Soundcloud – and sign up to get notified about new episodes.

UN DPPA: Behind the Numbers

“Behind the Numbers” is a podcast of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UN DPPA) on the meaningful participation of women in peacemaking efforts. Episodes include conversations with peacemakers and decision-makers on the challenges and opportunities of the UN’s women, peace and security (WPS) agenda. Launched on the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2020, the series continues in...

UN Geneva: Catch-Up Dateline Geneva

Published every Friday morning, UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva is a weekly 15-minute news podcast from the UN News team, covering the week’s headlines from UN agencies and their partners in the Swiss city and beyond. Available on the UN News audio platform, SoundCloud and UN Geneva. Regular features also include a short interview with UN experts on key topics making the news + input and insight from Latin America...

UN Geneva: ONU Info Genève

Podcast du Service de l’information des Nations Unies à Genève.

UN Geneva: The Next Page

Welcome to The Next Page, the podcast of the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva. The Library is an evolving house of knowledge, specializing in multilateralism and in the work of the United Nations. This podcast aims to share this knowledge through conversations with experts, recordings of events at the Library, and insights shared by our staff. Join us as we work to advance...

UN Geneva: UN Roundup

Learn about the events that are on each week at the United Nations with Daniel Johnson and Katt Cullen. Tune in live every Monday morning at 09:40.

UN interviews

UN News interviews a wide range of people from senior news-making officials at Headquarters in New York, to advocates and beneficiaries from across the world who have a stake in helping the UN go about its often life-saving work in the field.

UN News – The daily News in Brief

The daily News in Brief, a summary of the United Nations' top audio stories of the day. Also available in French: Escale : le magazine hebdomadaire https://news.un.org/fr/audio-product/escale-le-magazine-hebdomadaire And in Spanish: La ONU en minutos https://news.un.org/es/audio-product/la-onu-en-minutos

UN SDG:Learn Podcast

SDG Learncast is a podcast series produced by UN SDG:Learn that features leaders and learners of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). It provides insightful conversations around the subject of sustainable development and learning, helping us all to achieve a sustainable future. The podcast will share stories from individuals and organizations working on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs and how they use...

UN: Audiovisual Library of International Law

The United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law is a unique multimedia resource providing high-quality international law training and research materials for free. Please visit the website at http://legal.un.org/avl/ The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on Apple and Google devices through the preinstalled podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

UN: Awake At Night

What does it take to be a United Nations worker in some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous locations? How are health workers, humanitarians, human rights advocates and peacekeepers working to protect people and helping them to thrive? Stationed in remote locations and witness to suffering and atrocities, how are they coping themselves? To find out, Melissa Fleming meets them.

UN: No Denying It, Climate Action podcast

There’s no denying it - we have to tackle the climate emergency. Burning fossil fuels to get energy has to end. It's doable but it's going to take solutions in every industry, at every scale, in every nation in the world. No Denying It, is the UN climate action podcast, bringing you the voices of young climate changemakers from across our warming planet. These activists, engineers,...

UN: Podcast classics

Listen back to some iconic moments in the history of the UN. In these historic recordings from the UN archives, travel back in time to hear some of the most influential voices of the past from stage, screen, politics and sport, talk about UN issues that often still resonate today.

UN: Surviving the Holocaust. Finding Hope

Episode 1. Vered Kater Episode 2. Veronica Phillips Episode 3. Halina Wolloh Episode 4. Broni Zajbert Episode 5. Rabbi Arthur Schneier To mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Hebrew calendar, a new podcast series created to preserve the "voices of resistance, resilience and courage" was launched. "In Their Words: Surviving the Holocaust. Finding Hope" shares stories of those targeted by the Nazis and their racial collaborators during the Holocaust. As they...

UN: The Lid is On

This flagship podcast series from UN News takes its name from the words that correspondents at UN Headquarters in New York hear each night, at the end of the working day. We highlight the in-depth human stories behind the UN’s work and the way that it touches and impacts ordinary lives around the world.

UN: UNcomplicated

The United Nations is a complicated place so this podcast from hosts Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall for UN News – one insider, one outsider – aims to change all that. They demystify the UN through compelling interviews and stories making the world body more accessible and straightforward.

UNCDF: Capital Musings

Capital Musings is a podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with economic development experts, thought-leaders and private sector leaders discussing critical issues at the intersection of development finance, impact investment and the SDGs.

UNDP: Digital What!?

A podcast series that explores the digital landscape from the perspective of various experts, taking you from Digital..What!? To Digitally Savvy!

UNDP: Humans of UNDP

Hear firsthand stories from your colleagues around the world about how digital comms transformed their work and their communities.


In a new podcast series, “URBAN Matters”, Tom Miles, a renowned journalist, will be asking mayors and urban experts on how cities are rising to the challenge, and how they can join forces to share ideas and address city challenges related to the pandemic. The podcast consists of 10 episodes. Hear all about cities in URBAN Matters on your regular podcast platform every Wednesday.

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