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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.

Featured Podcast

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: Global challenges – Global solutions

Podcast series focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ILO 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...

ILO: The Future of Work

Take a fascinating journey into the Future of Work with the latest podcasts from the International Labour Organization - the UN Agency for the World of Work. Listen to experts on how the rapidly changing world of work is affecting you. Go to workplaces you never knew existed and hear stories that touch all our working lives. The ILO Future of Work podcast opens...

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.

Tech Against Terrorism podcast series

Want to learn more about how terrorists and violent extremists are using the internet to communicate and share propaganda? Perhaps you’re interested in why terrorists share their manifestos online and Livestream their attacks? The Tech Against Terrorism podcast is a deep dive into the evolving use of the internet by terrorists and violent extremists, how this relates to real-world harms, and what can be done to...

Time to Turn the Tide

The UNRIC Podcast on the Ocean Conference What is at stake when it comes to the ocean’s future? What are its main challenges? Where can we find solutions? What are the expected outcomes of the United Nations Ocean Conference? We’ve asked some experts to provide the answers. UNRIC’s podcast “Time to Turn the Tide” aims to give a better understanding of the many challenges facing the...

Time To Turn The Tide – Juergen Mueller

The problems of the ocean are interlinked and must be addressed in a holistic manner. This is what Juergen Mueller, Head of Unit in charge of communication activities of DG Mare at the European Commission, believes to be the correct approach when dealing with the ocean. A triple planetary crisis caused by climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution affects the health, productivity and long-term resilience...

Time To Turn The Tide – Peter Thomson

“There can be no healthy planet, without a healthy ocean” is the daily mantra of Ambassador Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean. How, then, can we help the ocean? We must make peace with nature. The UN Ocean Conference is here to provide a fleet of solutions, harnessing the ideas of thousands of people and implementing them over the coming years. Peter Thomson leaves us with a message of hope. After all, it is not too late to save our ocean. An interview by Sherry Aldis" Duration: 13:25 min

Time to turn the tides : Lefteris Arapakis

From a family of nearly five generations of fishermen, UNEP's Young Champion of the Earth, Lefteris Arapakis from Greece, decided to break the cycle. Instead of following in his family's footsteps and becoming a fisherman, Lefteris opened the first fishing school in Greece. Soon, that project became a way to help to remove plastic from the sea, training fishing communities to fish for plastics. But what...

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 Library & Archives Geneva: It Takes a Global Crisis

'It Takes a Global Crisis', a series of four special episodes produced by the UN Library & Archives Geneva in collaboration with the SDG Lab. In this introduction episode they are joined by Nadia Isler, Director of the SDG Lab and Francesco Pisano, the Director of the Library & Archives to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has set in motion sustainable development solutions, the challenges,...

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 Women: What if we get it wrong

The new podcast What if We Get It Wrong? by the UN Women Security and Safety Services Team is aimed at all UN personnel to provide an easy understanding of security and safety topics. In this episode of What if We Get It Wrong? – "Working through Risk" – Ilkka Laukkanen, UN Women Security Specialist for Haiti, speaks about his career at the UN, working in high-risk...

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.

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