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Remarks to the General Assembly debate on the responsibility to protect.

Read about the 169 targets of the UN Global Goals


Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation in South West Syria

Geneva, 5 July 2018 – I am gravely concerned for the civilian population caught in the crossfire in South West Syria, including airstrikes and heavy shelling. An estimated 750,000 lives are in danger. More than 320,000 people are now displaced and most are living in […]

Ben Stiller appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Guatemala City/Geneva, 2 July 2018  – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of actor, director, producer and philanthropist Ben Stiller as its newest global Goodwill Ambassador.

The announcement comes today as Stiller concludes a trip with UNHCR to Guatemala, where he met some […]

António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino elected as new Director General of UN Migration Agency

Geneva, 29 June 2018 – On Friday 29 June 2018, the member states of the IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, elected Portugal’s António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino as the International Organization for Migration’s next Director General.

Mr. Vitorino, 61 (DOB 12 January 1957), succeeds the […]

UNICEF procured a total of $3.46 billion in goods and services in 2017

​In 2017, UNICEF procured $3.46 billion in supplies and services for children in 150 countries and areas. Partnerships, competition, and strategic procurement contributed to price reductions for vaccines and other supplies, saving $394.6 million for governments and donors.

Throughout the year, UNICEF’s focus on delivering sustainable […]

UN Agencies in Denmark

#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.