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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.

    COP27 EXTRA BONUS PODCAST: Heart to Hart

    COP27 EXTRA BONUS PODCAST: Heart to Hart

    We though it was all over…it is now, we promise! We gave you the instant reaction to the final COP27 plenary session on what we though was the last podcast on the event, but then we decided to get an expert perspective from Selwin Hart, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Climate, and friend of the podcast.
    Conor got to sit down with Selwin, and find out more about the progress that was made, where efforts need to be focused over the next 12 months, and why, despite the perilous state of the climate crisis, there is still hope for the future.

    A new series from UN Podcasts: amplifyHER

    A new series from UN Podcasts: amplifyHER

    On this week's episode we're letting a new UN podcast take over! It's called amplifyHER, and it's a tribute to some of the best women artists, from around the world, working today. 
    Over the next 10 weeks, inspiring women musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds, talk to us from their homes and studios, about their challenges as women in a male-dominated industry, overcoming barriers, and what drives them to continue creating music.
    The first episode features Milli, the fearless teenage superstar from Thailand, and the first artist from the country to perform solo at the world-famous Coachella Music festival, in 2022.

    COP27 BONUS PODCAST: Early like Sunday morning

    COP27 BONUS PODCAST: Early like Sunday morning

    COP27 officially ended on Friday, but no agreement was reached when Conor and Laura recorded their last podcast in Sharm El-Sheikh.
    But, despite the gloomy predictions of no deal, the COP27 outcome document was finally agreed, on Sunday morning.
    Back home in New York after a 25-hour journey, Conor goes solo, to pull together a final COP episode of The Lid Is On. You can find all the details on the outcome document here.
    Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa

    COP27 PODCAST: Delayed ratification

    COP27 PODCAST: Delayed ratification

    It’s officially the last day of COP27, and the UN podcast team have their bags packed, ready to return home.
    However, today did not see an outcome document agreed, and negotiating positions are reportedly still far apart on many issues.
    Laura and Conor report on the current state of play, and run through some of the main takeaways from this COP, before waving goodbye to Egypt.
    Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa

    COP27 PODCAST: Exit ramps off the climate hell highway

    COP27 PODCAST: Exit ramps off the climate hell highway

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres is back in Sharm El-Sheikh, in an attempt to nudge countries towards resolving their differences on contentious climate issues, and reaching an acceptable outcome to COP27. He boiled down the topics to three main areas: loss and damage, the emissions gap, and climate finance.
    Conor and Laura were on hand in Egypt to make sense of the negotiations, and the reaction from activists and representatives of some of the countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis.

    COP27 PODCAST: From the Ocean to the Amazon – biodiversity in crisis

    COP27 PODCAST: From the Ocean to the Amazon – biodiversity in crisis

    With just a couple of days to go at COP27, agreement on an agreed text – committing countries to move forward on measures to tackle the climate crisis – seems a long way off.
    On today’s episode of The Lid Is On, Laura and Conor pick over some of the main areas of contention, and report on the highlights from Biodiversity Day.
    Guests include the British singer Ellie Goulding, who is calling for improved coral reef protection, and the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, who is preparing the ground for a major UN biodiversity conference in December.
    Music: Within the Earth, Ketsa

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