Today at the CSD

What is under discussion in the plenary?  What's the word around the corridors of the UN?  What's the latest?  Each day, our team of world journalists will be bringing you a daily show full of features, analysis, interviews and news. Check out the latest show.

Earth Talk

Each morning, the team catches up with some of the key issues under negotiation. Listen as we hear top priorities from key players attending the commission. Hear the very latest!


In this series of roundtable discussions, we tackle some major issues and engage in some very lively debate. Along the way, we'll be hearing from civil society, government representatives and issue experts to better understand varying perspectives on some very provocative topics. Take a seat at the table!

Pioneers of the Planet

Fighting for the planet isn’t an easy, lucrative or always rewarding career path. However, here at the CSD we have come across some inspiring individuals who continue to battle for a more sustainable and equitable tomorrow against all the odds. From grassroots activists and fearless lobbyists, to scientists and policy-heads, to academics and researchers, please come meet some of our selected ‘pioneers of the planet’ who will share their experiences, their motivations and their hopes… Listen now.

CSD Highlight Reel

Looking for some great features? In this special episode, we take you through two weeks of highlights, "Live from the CSD!" Check it out!


About the Programme

Together with the BBC World Service Trust and UN Radio, Stakeholder Forum is producing a series of radio programmes and podcasts at this year's UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York (4th - 15th May).  

The productions are bringing together a diverse range of civil society representatives, governments, issue experts and practitioners to discuss some of the key issues under negotiation including drought, desertification, agriculture, land and Africa.