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Accelerating women’s right to decide on their own body

13 September 2019 – By Pernille Fenger, chief, UNFPA Nordic Office

Today, on Friday 13 September, it has been 25 years since 179 countries agreed that the right of the individual to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights is at the center of sustainable development. […]

Joint Statement: Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and African Union agree to evacuate refugees out of Libya

Rwanda, 10 September 2019 – by Addis Ababa         

The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the African Union have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees out of Libya.

Under the agreement, the […]

Youth empowerment event in UN City: On our way to Nairobi

4 September 2019 – On our way to Nairobi: Empowering adolescents and youth to fulfil their rights. A consultative dialogue at UN City, Copenhagen, 9 September 2019 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.

In September, Save the Children Denmark is hosting the annual meeting of colleagues across the Save the […]

Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education

30 August 2019 – Of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million – more than half – do not go to school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today.

The report, Stepping Up: Refugee Education in Crisis, […]

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Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference, 1-3 April 2019

Nearly 400 participants from around the world came together for the first Climate and SDGs Synergy Conference—formally the “Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”—and agreed that a stronger connection between the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides the world’s best opportunity for positive, systemic change that will ensure a sustainable and inclusive development in a healthy environment for present and future generations.

Read the press release.

Junior Culture Night, 15 March 2019

The Global Goals were the focal point for the Junior Culture Night hosted by #UNCity4Schools on Friday 15th of March. Around 4 pm, children and their parents arrived at UN City, which in honour of the occasion was transformed into a ‘Global Goals playground’ consisting of small ‘Islands’ with different activities. During the afternoon and evening, children built sustainable cities of bricks, they put Global Goal number 3 into practice through dance and parkour activities and they had a taste of the protein and vitamin-containing biscuits that the World Food Programme offers to children in countries with extreme hunger. The Junior Culture Night is a new initiative on the Copenhagen culture scene and the event in UN City was therefore the first of its kind. UN City welcomed in total 300 guests throughout the evening.

SDG Talk: International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019

If we are going to achieve gender equality by 2030, we have to make sure that we leave no one behind. This was the key message of the March 8 panel discussion hosted by UN Women and UNDP on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The panellists were Author and Debater Geeti Amiri, Author Ahmad Mahmoud, Head of Project Bydelsmødre Mai-Britt Haugaard, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School Ana Maria Munar and Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Dagfinn Højbråten.

KADK konference, 29. oktober 2018 FN Byen afholdte for andet år i træk en konference sammen med Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering (KADK) den 29. oktober 2018. 180 studerende og medarbejdere fra KADK deltog i seks forskellige workshops, som blev modereret af FN og KADK repræsentanter. Formålet med konferencen var at blive klogere og skarpere på, hvordan arkitektur, design og konservering kan bidrage til FN’s arbejde med verdensmålene. Konferencens temaer fokuserede på køn, katastrofer og mennesker, bærdygtig byudvikling og stigende urbanisering, circulær økonomi, samt sikring af sundhed og trivsel for alle. Repræsentanter fra FN organisationerne introducerede deres særlige fokusområder for dagens deltagere, som blev efterfulgt af produktive gruppediskussioner.

KADK conference, 29 October 2018

UN City Copenhagen and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) hosted their second annual conference on 29 October. 180 students and staff from KADK participated in six different workshops that were moderated by KADK and UN representatives. The aim was to discuss the possible role of architects, designers and conservators in the work the UN carries out on the ground to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. The themes that were discussed were digital empowerment, gender, disasters and people, sustainable urban development and rapid urbanization, circular economy, and ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Each UN representative introduced their special focus area followed by intensive and productive groups discussions.

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.