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UN and partners launch plan to support Syrian refugees and countries hosting them as number of Syrian refugee new-borns reaches one million mark

Amman/Geneva, 11 December 2018 – United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today released the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a USD 5.5 billion plan designed to support national efforts in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq deal with the continued impact of the […]

Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’

10 December 2018 – Speaking at the opening intergovernmental session, Mr. Guterres, said that the Compact provides a platform for “humane, sensible, mutually beneficial action” resting on two “simple ideas”.

“Firstly, that migration has always been with us, but should be managed and safe; second, that […]

Worldwide UN family celebrates enduring universal values of human rights

10 December 2018 – Speaking in Marrakesh, where over 160 Governments signed up to the first-ever global migration pact on Monday, UN chief António Guterres said that the Compact is an important step towards safety and dignity for millions of people which “sets […]

First group of refugees evacuated from new departure facility in Libya

Geneve 6 December 2018 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday.

Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, […]

UN Agencies in Denmark

UN City in Pictures

Culture Night, 12 October 2018

On 12 October, UN City welcomed the public on Culture Night 2018. 1,300 visitors visited the UN City building throughout the evening, and like previous years, the 11 residing UN agencies had prepared various engaging activities for the public to learn about the work of the UN. For example, UNCity4Schools invited children and their parents to learn about the Global Goals through games and activities; all UN agencies stood ready to talk about how they work for human rights around the world in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and guests could experience life in a refugee camp with Virtual Reality, and they could learn about WHO’s and UNICEF’s vaccination and immunization work.

FishCrime konference, 15.-17. oktober 2018 Omkring 300 repræsentanter fra regeringer, internationale organisationer og NGO'er fra 65 lande verden over var samlet i FN Byen København fra den 15. og 16. oktober til den fjerde, årlige FishCRIME konference. Fiskekonferencen ville flytte fokus væk fra ulovligheder i havet til ulovligheder på land såsom økonomisk kriminalitet i forbindelse med ulovligt fiskeri. Et nyt forum for store havnationer, der blev oprettet under konferencen, har til hensigt at hjælpe med at bekæmpe ulovligt fiskeri på tværs af landegrænser. Konferencen var arrangeret af det norske Ministerium for Handel, Industri og Fiskeri og Nordisk Ministerråd med støtte fra FN’s Kontor for Narkotika og Kriminalitet (UNODC), INTERPOL, FN’s Udviklingsprogram (UNDP), the North Atlantic Fisheries Intelligence Group og PescaDOLUS.

FishCrime Conference, 15-17 October 2018

From 15 October until 17 October, UN City hosted the FishCrime 2018 conference, which was the fourth event in a series of international fisheries crime symposiums. The event was co-hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Nordic Council of Ministers with support by UNODC, INTERPOL, UNDP, the North Atlantic Fisheries Intelligence Group and PescaDOLUS. FishCrime 2018 focused on advancing efforts towards high-level political commitment to cooperatively addressing transnational organised fisheries crime.

FN dagen, 24 oktober 2018 Den 24. oktober fejrede #UNCity4Schools FN Dag sammen med 50 elever og repræsentanter fra Kids Island. Dagen var fyldt med lærerige aktiviteter, som fokuserede på FN’s verdensmål nummer 6: Rent vand og sanitet. i løbet af dagen gav eleverne deres bud på, hvordan vi sparer på vandet i fremtiden ved at lave prototyper på vandbesparende løsninger.

UN Day, 24 October 2018

UN City’s visitor centre for schools, #UNCity4Schools, celebrated UN Day Wednesday 24 October by inviting 50 middle-schoolers into UN City to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus for the UN Day celebration was to find solutions to problems presented by the SDGs. The students started their day by playing a game with the SDGs. Then, their attention was turned to SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation. While learning more about SDG 6, the students were guided through a journey to investigate how they use water at home. In groups, they brainstormed and discussed solutions to help us all waste less water in our homes. Recycled materials were handed out and the students turned their ideas into prototypes that they presented to each other.

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.

#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.