The Lid is On

Podcast: Developing northern Uganda – a brighter life

Hundreds of millions of people do not have access to electricity, seriously hampering their ability to improve their development prospects.

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11'37"

PODCAST: Developing northern Uganda - connected farmers

In Lumonga village, situated in a remote part of the West Nile region of northern Uganda, smallholder farmers have traditionally been cut off from the banking system, and been forced to rely on small savings and loans from their community to survive hard times.

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15'24"

PODCAST: Developing northern Uganda – pride in honey

Northern Uganda has higher poverty and less employment that the south of the country, which is why the UN is backing projects aimed at boosting the regional economy.

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15'31"

PODCAST: Barbados and the Blue Economy – Return of the turtles

For the last episode in our mini-series exploring some of the ocean-related issues facing Barbados, Conor Lennon went to one of the sea turtle nesting grounds on the southwest of the island.

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22'21"

PODCAST: Barbados and the Blue Economy - Restoring the reef

In our third episode looking at ocean-related issues facing the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados, released in the run-up to the UN Oceans Conference, we turn to the issue of the coral reef.

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15'51"

PODCAST: Barbados and the Blue Economy – Hope and hedgerows

This is the second in a four-part mini-series, released in the run-up to the UN Oceans Conference, exploring some of the ocean-related issues facing the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados.

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15'28"

PODCAST: Barbados and the Blue Economy - Sargassum Solutions

In a four-part mini-series, released in the run-up to the UN Oceans Conference, we explore some of the ocean-related issues facing the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados.

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15'13"

PODCAST: Reckoning with slavery’s legacy: Nikole Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project

“We can’t heal by ignoring what happened” – that’s one of the key demands for greater racial justice in the United States, from the founder of the influential 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones. For this latest edition of our ‘Lid is On’ podcast, she sat down with UN News’s Ben Malor to discuss the need for a deeper reckoning with the history of slavery at home, and worldwide - including the “essential” provision of reparations for Black Americans, today.

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29'29"

PODCAST: COVID-19 forces relief rethink at world’s largest humanitarian hub

International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai, the world’s largest humanitarian hub with some 135,000 square metres of warehouse space, has been transformed by the COVID-19 pande

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10'46"

Durban +20: ‘Nobody’ is free from the impacts of racism, intolerance

As the UN independent expert on contemporary racism and intolerance, Tendayi Achiume leads a worldwide effort to combat related human rights violations and tackle systemic racism, through fact-finding missions on the ground, investigating alleged violations, and submitting her findings to the UN Human Rights Council and General Assembly in New York.

In this special edition of our Lid is On podcast - part of our multimedia coverage surrounding the 20th anniversary of the historic Durban Declaration to counter racism – Mita Hosali speaks to Ms. Achiume about where we stand now, two decades on.

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