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Worldwide displacement tops 70 million, UN Refugee Chief urges greater solidarity in response

Geneva, 19 June 2019 – The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018. This is the highest level that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has seen in its almost 70 years.

Data from UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, released today, shows that […]

The 2018 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement – Where did the UN spend 18bn last year?

11 June 2019 – United Nations (UN) organizations spent $18.8 billion on goods and services over the year
2018, according to a new report published by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system.
The 2018 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement analyzes the total annual UN spend
on […]

Refugees and migrants from Venezuela top 4 million: UNHCR and IOM

Geneva, 07 June 2019 – The number of Venezuelans leaving their country has reached 4 million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, announced today. Globally, Venezuelans are one of the single largest population groups displaced from their country.

The pace […]

Beat air pollution to protect health: World Environment Day 2019

5 June 2019 – Beat air pollution – that is the theme for World Environment Day on 5 June. The air that we breathe is fundamental to our existence; yet, we sometimes forget the impact that the quality of the air has on our health […]

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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.