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Secretary-General’s remarks at closing of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly.

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UNHCR calls on South Sudan parties to deliver a lasting peace

Geneva, 17 September 2018 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement on 13 September in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan warring parties. This is a crucial milestone towards permanent ceasefire and lasting peace for millions of war beleaguered […]

UN Women and WFP harness innovation for women’s economic empowerment in crisis situations

New York/Rome, 18 September 2018 —UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan.

Traditionally, cash […]

Secretary-General’s remarks at closing of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly [as delivered]

17 September 2018

I congratulate my very dear friend Miroslav Lajčák, and all of you, on the successful completion of a very productive session of the General Assembly.

Last September’s general debate was the first in more than a decade at which all Member States spoke — […]

In a complex world, ‘we need to take the right road’: outgoing General Assembly President

17 September 2018 – “The stakes are high, we need to take the right road,” said Mr. Lajčák, in his final address to the 193-member General Assembly.

Mr. Lajčák spoke of “six major trends”, which he observed during his year as the General Assembly […]

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#UNCityzens – From Russia with Passion

Where do you find the world’s best young energy efficiency researcher? According to the World Sustainable Energy Days – one of Europe’s largest annual conferences in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy – the answer to that question is; right here in UN City Copenhagen and her name is Ksenia Petrichenko. Read her full story in the link below.

Read the full interview here.

About UN City

UN City comprises two campuses. Campus 1 on Marmormolen houses 11 UN organizations with 1,500 staff members representing more than 100 nationalities. Campus 2, located in the container port in the Northern Harbor, constitutes UNICEF’s state-of-the-art high bay warehouse. With a total storage capacity of 36,000 pallets, it is the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world.

Visit UN City

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We welcome outside visitors once a week, Fridays at 14.00. Additionally, school or university groups can contact us for private tours or lectures from the UN agencies in the building. UN City also opens its doors to primary school children. Read more about #UNCity4Schools here.

The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Read about the Goals here.