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11 January 2019

“We are now part of the global village.” Cutting edge technology enables a solar-powered police training facility to serve the community.

11 January 2019 - A remote region in South Sudan has become safer thanks to a UNDP-led green renovation of the police academy in southern Rajaf. The Dr. John Garang Police Training Academy Facility, preparing to graduate some 1,260 cadets, had operated for more than a decade with nearly non-existent power and minimal sanitation — [...]

3 January 2019

UNHCR and the World Bank opens data center on refugees in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, 3 January 2019 - A new data center aimed at increasing knowledge on the socio-economic dimensions of refugee situations and thereby improving policy and practice is on its way to Denmark. UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, and the World Bank have joined forces on the objective of improving global knowledge and data on [...]

2 January 2019

New Year’s Babies: Over 395,000 children will be born worldwide on New Year’s Day – UNICEF

New York, 1 January 2019 –  An estimated 395, 072 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. Of those, a quarter will be born in South Asia alone. In cities around the world, revelers will welcome not only the New Year with great festivities but also their newest [...]

2 January 2019

In 2019, ‘reasons for hope’ in a world still on ‘red alert’: UN chief Guterres

28 December 2018 - Last year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a red alert” over a range of dangers confronting the world, which “still persist” as 2019 looms: “These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test,” the UN chief said on Saturday in his message for the [...]

21 December 2018

UNEP DTU Partnership at COP and beyond

21 December 2018 - UNEP DTU Partnership will advance our efforts building on the results of COP24, to support countries living up to new demands. COP24 was charged with completing work on the Paris Agreement Work Programme to operationalize the 2015 treaty. The outcome, the so-called Katowice Climate Package, includes decisions on nearly all of [...]

21 December 2018

Statement by UN Network on Migration on the Formal Endorsement of the Global Compact for Migration

New York/Geneva, 21 December 2018 — The new United Nations Network on Migration welcomes the formal endorsement, on 19 December 2018, by the General Assembly, of the outcome of the Marrakech Conference. The adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration represents a landmark moment in the pursuit of international cooperation on [...]

20 December 2018

The genuinely intelligent building – a conference addressing user behaviour in intelligent buildings

UN City, 20 December 2018 - With the UN City building as a case, the Danish Energy Agency, Danish Technological Institute and UN City have investigated how to increase the potential for energy efficient operation in intelligent buildings by focusing on user behaviour. The conference will take place in UN City on 18 January [...]

19 December 2018

Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’

18 December 2018 - The UN chief explained that migration allows millions to seek new opportunities that benefit communities of origin and destination alike. However, he pointed out “when poorly regulated, migration can intensify divisions within and between societies, expose people to exploitation and abuse, and undermine faith in government.” “This month, the world [...]

19 December 2018

Human rights champions from across the world receive top UN prize

18 December 2018 - “Wherever we live, whatever our circumstances or place in society, our race, colour, gender or sexual orientation, language, religion, opinion, nationality or economic status, we are all equal in human rights and dignity,” António Guterres said. As part of the UN’s activities in observance of Human Rights Day, which coincided with the [...]

18 December 2018

Remarks to General Assembly on Human Rights Defenders

18 December 2018 - Secretary-General António Guterres Today we commemorate the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, adopted by consensus, twenty years ago. As Wangari Maathai, the late Kenyan environmental campaigner and Nobel laureate, once said: “Human rights are not things that are put on the table for people to enjoy.  These are [...]