15 November 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today, appointed HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan and the Venerable Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, a highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, as its first two Patrons in recognition of their advocacy and awareness-raising work on behalf of millions of refugees. A Patron is a prestigious honorary title [...]
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UN City Copenhagen, 12 November 2018 - On 12-13 November, 170 potential and current suppliers to the UN are meeting in UN City Copenhagen with UN agencies for the Nordic UN Procurement Seminar. The seminar is arranged by the Nordic countries, the Confederation of Danish Industry and UN City. “For Danish and Nordic companies, the UN [...]
7 November 2018 - The report, entitled “Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets”, concludes that regularly eating poor-quality food has become a greater public health threat than malaria, tuberculosis or measles. Meanwhile, approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption never reaches the consumer's plate or [...]
Switzerland, 8 November 2018 - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency announced today that the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million. According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean host an estimated 2.4 million refugees and [...]
San Jose, 2 November 2018 – The UN Migration Agency, IOM, continues to provide support and assistance to migrants who have joined the migrant caravans crossing Central America and opted to seek asylum in Mexico or return to their countries of origin. In the Siglo XXI Migratory Station of Tapachula, managed by the National Institute [...]
UN City Copenhagen, 30 October 2018 - The Copenhagen Post has recently published a special supplement made in collaboration with UN City on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted at the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948 in the [...]
Copenhagen, 23 October 2018– Corruption threatens progress and peace, particularly for the poorest but new technologies can be used as a powerful tool to tackle it, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Achim Steiner yesterday in Copenhagen. “Corruption erodes people’s trust in their government institutions, undermines the checks and balances that [...]
United Nations Day marks the birthday of our founding Charter – the landmark document that embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of “we the peoples”. Every day, the women and men of the United Nations work to give practical meaning to that Charter. Despite the odds and the obstacles, we never give up. [...]
19 October 2018 - Ghana has used UNEP DTU Partnership climate model in reporting on climate change mitigation actions and will use it to update their National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement Calculating current and future greenhouse gas emissions, and the effects of climate actions is critical in the global struggle to limit the [...]
United Nations, New York, 17 October 2018 – Across the world, choices are restricted for too many women, says UNFPA’s flagship report, The State of World Population 2018, released today. The freedom to make decisions that affect one’s health and well-being is inextricably linked to reproductive rights. Where individuals and couples are unable to decide whether [...]