Launch of United Nations Audio Channels on New Phone Platform,by NGO Relations, DPI

Dear NGO Colleagues,

Next Tuesday, DPI will launch a new service which offers UN audio content by phone.  This innovative new service offered by provider AudioNow, allows mobile users to access UN audio content by calling in a local access number without the need for a smartphone or apps and using voice minutes rather than data plans, making it the least expensive way to access such content. The numbers are also accessible from landlines.

The UN Audio channels will include UN Radio broadcasts, live coverage of meetings, press briefings, news and feature segments, all available through a “call to listen” service to mobile phone users in multiple languages in regions across the globe. The service will launch in the U.S., followed in early 2014 by South Africa, Brazil and Switzerland, then in selected countries in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and the Caribbean.

The local access numbers in the U.S. are on the UN Multimedia site, on a page which will go live on Tuesday (, but here they are for your information:

UN Audio Channel Arabic: +1 (712) 432-9912
UN Audio Channel Chinese: +1 (712) 432-9911
UN Audio Channel English: +1 (712) 432-9910
UN Audio Channel French: +1 (712) 432-9913
UN Audio Channel Kiswahili: +1 (712) 432-9916
UN Audio Channel Portuguese: +1 (712) 432-9917
UN Audio Channel Russian: +1 (712) 432-9914
UN Audio Channel Spanish: +1 (712) 432-9915

Call in numbers in other countries will also be announced on this page as they are launched.

Yours Sincerely,

NGO Relations, DPI
United Nations

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