UN City Copenhagen comprises two campuses. Campus 1 on Marmormolen opened in July 2013 and today 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 of Copenhagen, 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.
UN City Campus 1 is one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind in Scandinavia. It has received a Platinum LEED certificate and the European Commission’s Green Building Award for New Buildings. The building has been designed to use at least 55 per cent less energy than a similar-sized office building and thus contributes to the UN’s mission of making operations more energy efficient.
The UN City building supports the reform efforts in the UN system, including the One UN approach, which implies a more coordinated, efficient and collaborative UN system. Gathering the organisations in the same building (Campus 1) not only saves the organisations money for administration and running costs, but also facilitates and enhances cross-organisational learning and cooperation.
The 11 UN agencies resident in UN City vary in size and mandate. They do however share a common agenda: to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals and outline a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world, where no-one is left behind.