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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.

UNcomplicated is available on other leading podcast distribution platforms, including Castbox, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

Mingxia Xu

UNcomplicated: Inside the UN’s big week

For this second episode of our new hit podcast from UN News, the UNcomplicators delve inside the biggest week of the year at UN Headquarters when world leaders come to town, and the key summits take place, that can shape policymaking for decades to come.

Sinduja and Jason speak to one of the world’s best interpreters about the challenges the team of more than 120 language experts face, covering the UN’s six official languages, during dozens of high-stakes speeches - where every word counts.

Cameroonians, including Wala Matari (far right,) displaced by terrorist activity in the Lake Chad region attend church in north-east Cameroon.
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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New ‘UNComplicated’ podcast launches.

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Introducing…UNcomplicated: our new UN News podcast

Welcome to the first edition of UNcomplicated, a new podcast from UN News, that grew out of a coffee shop conversation between UN staffer Sinduja Srinivasan and her friend Jason DeWall, who had never set foot inside UN Headquarters.

“The UN can seem intimidating and complicated”, our dynamic hosts told us. “We aim to make the United Nations accessible and straightforward”.

So, with the world leaders’ General Debate looming, which kicks off the latest UN General Assembly in a few days’ time, Sinduja and Jason set off with a microphone, to bring us this inaugural episode.