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UN Podcasts


Our recurring podcast series are The News in Brief, a daily summary of our top audio stories of the day; The Lid Is On, our flagship weekly show, which focuses on one issue or story in depth in each episode; and Interviews, with influential UN voices and partners, offering expert insight and views on everything from global humanitarian issues to health and climate action.

We also have a growing number of limited series, such as No Denying It, which paired high-profile climate ambassadors with young activists; and Podcasts Classics, a glance back at some iconic moments in the history of the UN.

UN News

The Lid is On

The Lid is On Listen on Google Podcasts

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.

No Denying It

No Denying It

Listen on Apple Podcasts

No Denying It, is the UN climate action podcast, bringing you the voices of young climate changemakers from across our warming planet. These activists, engineers, and entrepreneurs show us how we can make big changes - in our homes, our jobs, where we vote and pray, and with our family and friends.


UN Catch-up Dateline Geneva

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva Podcast Listen on Google Podcasts

UN Catch-up Dateline Geneva features weekly podcast from the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.




Interviews Listen on Google Podcasts

UN News interviews a wide range of people from senior news-making officials at Headquarters in New York, to advocates and beneficiaries from across the world who have a stake in helping the UN go about its often life-saving work in the field.


Podcast classics

Podcast Classics


Podcast classics - Listen back to some iconic moments in the history of the UN. In these historic recordings from the UN archives, travel back in time to hear some of the most influential voices of the past from stage, screen, politics and sport, talk about UN issues that often still resonate today.