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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.

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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.

    PODCAST: Waste not, want not

    PODCAST: Waste not, want not

    Hunger is often associated with developing countries, but food insecurity is also present in higher income countries, including the richest country in the world, the United States.

    Conor Lennon from UN News visited a community kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, to find out how reducing food loss and waste can make a big difference to some of society’s most vulnerable.

    Music credit: Within the Earth, Ketsa

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    PODCAST SPECIAL: Nations United, hosted by Julia Roberts

    PODCAST SPECIAL: Nations United, hosted by Julia Roberts

    In the midst of COVID-19, we have an historic opportunity to look at the world as it is, based on the facts, and then focus on collective solutions, according to a special project undertaken by the United Nations this year to mark its 75th anniversary.

    Tune in to this special edition of our Lid is On podcast -Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times, hosted by Hollywood great, Julia Roberts.

    • 32 min
    PODCAST: UN chief names COVID, a ceasefire, and climate as UN75 priorities

    PODCAST: UN chief names COVID, a ceasefire, and climate as UN75 priorities

    Although COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines, a host of other global challenges have not gone away, such as conflict, famine and the existential threat posed by climate change.

    In this edition of our Lid is On podcast, UN News’s May Yaacoub spoke to UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to find out what his priorities are for the event.

     

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    PODCAST: Beirut and other disasters, ‘don’t take turns to strike us’

    PODCAST: Beirut and other disasters, ‘don’t take turns to strike us’

    The UN has an entire office dedicated to lowering the risks.

    For this latest Lid is On podcast, Conor Lennon’s been finding out how the Office for Disaster Risk Reduction works to persuade governments to put it at the heart of their decision-making.

    • 16 min
    PODCAST: Ukuleles help reforest Hawaii

    PODCAST: Ukuleles help reforest Hawaii

    The manufacture of ukuleles by a company in Hawaii is helping to promote Hawaii’s culture of aloha, with the added benefit of reforesting the US Pacific Ocean island state.

    Daniel Dickinson reports from Hawaii, where climate action is mingling with an ancient Pacific culture.

    • 12 min
    PODCAST: Rural girls bear brunt of COVID-19 pandemic

    PODCAST: Rural girls bear brunt of COVID-19 pandemic

    As the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, in developing countries it’s rural girls who are proving to be the most vulnerable to abuse during economic collapse and lockdown.

    That’s the view of a young woman activist from Uganda, Zahara, who in this special edition of our Lid is On podcast, hosted by the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, joins the agency’s chief Natalia Kanem, plus leading child rights NGO, Plan International’s AB Albrectsen, in conversation to talk about the challenges facing women and girls during this unprecedented health crisis.

    Music credit: Heart Chakra, by Ketsa

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