Information for Broadcasters

UN News produces daily news content in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in Hindi, Urdu and Bangla.

Our multimedia service, through this new integrated single platform, updates throughout the day, in text, audio and video – also making use of quality images and other media from across the UN system.

We produce news features and analyses on a variety of social, political, economic, development and cultural issues, involving the UN and its work.

We aim to be accessible, and to feature human-interest stories that matter to you, wherever you are.

Our audio content is constantly updated and can be accessed in one simple place on this new website – the AUDIO HUB.

You can download content from here using a single-click.

UN News never charges for this content.


UN News audio products range from our Monday-Friday ‘News In Brief’, where we summarize the key stories of the day, to our flagship podcast series, ‘The Lid Is On’.

We aim to bring you fresh interviews daily with UN agency newsmakers, opinion-formers, academics, NGOs and activists who are working through the UN in pursuit of shared goals such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We will continue with our specialist shows on gender issues and Africa, as part of our expanding stable of in-depth podcasts, which also includes our ‘Podcast Classics’ from the rich audio archive of UN Radio, stretching back to the 1940s.

Please go to our AUDIO HUB to download the full range of bulletins, packages, podcasts and interviews, in easy-to-use mp3 format.

The latest content appears at the top of the list, and we hope you will find it easy to download at the click of a button.

We believe the most effective way to use this content is to include it your own output, and you can find the full ‘intro’ or cue material by clicking on the TRANSCRIPT button, to the left-hand side of the audio player inside each story.

We will also provide a studio-read intro on our interviews and programmes, so that you can use the content unedited, if that’s what suits your broadcast format and programming.

We hope you enjoy this new multimedia service and continue to use and enjoy our wider range of audio material.