Podcast

Podcast: UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - episode 6

In addition to the week’s main news headlines focusing on President Biden’s potentially massive boost to global cooperation, we’ll be hearing from Myanmar, where the UN is helping to tackle child labour.

Plus, insight from guests Solange Behoteguy-Cortes and Alpha Diallo…thanks for listening! 

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Podcast: UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - Episode 4 

This week’s show features the week’s news headlines, an interview on the first post-COVID global survey on people’s priorities with UN75 chief Fabrizio Hochschild, and a rendition of one of the longest words in the indigenous Aymara language from Latin America – tune in to find out more… 

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PODCAST: UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – episode 3 

In this week’s show, comedian AK Dans explains how he’s on a mission to challenge stereotypes about his fellow refugees. We’ll have news headlines and insight on migration in Latin America and West and Central Africa, from regular guests Solange Behoteguy-Cortes, and Alpha Diallo, of the Information Service at UN Geneva. 

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PODCAST: UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - episode 2

This week’s show hears from Liz Corbin from public service broadcaster the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) she gives us all sorts of insight into the difficulties of getting “life or death” news out to people everywhere in the age of COVID.

Plus, a quick round-up of the week’s other stories. 

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FAO Podcast: A Hungry World Rolls Up Its Sleeves 

The death rate through hunger and starvation in World War Two, rivals the number of those killed in combat. By 1945, agriculture had effectively ground to a halt, leaving hundreds of millions to survive on the equivalent of two potatoes a day.  

It was against this desperate backdrop that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was born.  Marking the UN agency’s 75th anniversary, FAO’s Andre Vornic has produced a short podcast series on the founding of the key UN agency. In this first episode, ‘a hungry world rolls up its sleeves’. 

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NEW PODCAST: UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva

The first show spotlights the work of Radio Okapi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the voice of UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO in the African nation.

To help understand how the radio network's tackling the problem of rumours and misinformation – and how it’s going online more and more to keep people listening - Daniel Johnson in Geneva caught up with the station’s head of Strategic Communication & Public Information, Christophe Boulierac.

Plus, a look back at other stories. 

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PODCAST: ‘Entrepreneurs of intolerance’ compound COVID-19 racist backlash

In this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, from UN News, we hear from independent UN human rights expert, Tendayi Achiume, who warns that apart from the coronavirus that’s destroying so many lives and transforming societies around the world, a virulent xenophobia and tide of racial hatred has also been unleashed, aided by what she calls “entrepreneurs of intolerance”.

Music credit: Ketsa: “Within the Earth”, and “Awaiting Her Return”

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UNcomplicated: International Women’s Day

Why is it so difficult to make gender equality a reality? 

Our UNcomplicated podcast hosts, Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall, discover that one major reason is the prevalence of violence against women.

For this show marking International Women’s Day 2020, we hear from Kalliopi Mingeiorou, a top UN official working to end violence against women, and also from a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Maryum Saifee, who’s become a tireless campaigner against this ritualistic and global human rights abuse against women and girls.

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UNcomplicated: The UN turns 75

For their first podcast of 2020, our UNcomplicated hosts, Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall, celebrate a milestone year for the UN, as it turns 75.

They’ve been talking to Fabrizio Hochschild, who’s leading the world body’s birthday mission, to listen to the concerns of a new generation of global citizens, and keep the UN relevant in the decades ahead.

Music credits: 'The Veil', by the band Signal and Report, written by Chris Hall and Noah Miller; plus their track, 'Abbey Minor'

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UNcomplicated: Your right to privacy, explained

For this latest edition of our hit UN News podcast UNcomplicated, hosts Sinduja Srinivasan and Jason DeWall talk to independent UN expert on the right to privacy. Joe Cannataci, one of the world authorities on data protection and internet regulation.

He explains what our right to privacy is, and how our data is being increasingly manipulated, and monetized.

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