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In Kabul, UN chief calls for peace and compassion

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Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

Geneva, 20 June 2017 – On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise […]

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Nairobi, appeals for child refugees

Nairobi/Geneva, 20 June 2017 – UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. 

Ms. Jolie met around 20 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents and are […]

Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

June 19, 2017 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization.

Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April […]

Launch of the joint UN Women/UNIDO online training module

Vienna, 19 June 2017 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UN Women have launched a new online training module, Gender, Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, as part of the I Know Gender e-learning course.

Gender equality and the empowerment of women […]

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UN Agencies in Denmark

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. On May 1st 2017, UN City will officially open 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.