Geneva, 17 September 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement on 13 September in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan warring parties. This is a crucial milestone towards permanent ceasefire and lasting peace for millions of war beleaguered South Sudanese. UNHCR reiterates its call that all parties [...]
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UN City Copenhagen - 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 [...]
That was the message on Saturday from Secretary-General António Guterres speaking to reporters in Sweden, where he is hosting a retreat for Council members in the home which belonged to his predecessor in the 1950s, Dag Hammarskjöld; an inspirational leader of the world body, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in what is now Zambia, in 1961. Following [...]
On October 13, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2017. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED certified building. The program is as follows: 18.00-22.00: The Journey to the Global Goals With a plane ticket in hand, the participants will visit different regions of the world located [...]
UNDP invites you to the launch of the report: Journey to extremism in Africa and the opening of the photo exhibition: Survivors Wednesday 13 September 2017, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. The programme includes speeches and presentations by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UNDP Africa Regional Bureau Director, Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, [...]
Secretary-General Appoints Alison Smale of United Kingdom Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications
New York, 9 August 2017 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Department of Public Information. She succeeds Cristina Gallach of Spain, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization. The Secretary-General also wishes [...]
Looking for a small present – buy handmade soap from some of the most vulnerable women in Burkina Faso – and make a difference
Last year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund bought a batch of handmade soap from Burkina Faso for sale in the UN City shop in Copenhagen. The soap is made by some of the most vulnerable women in Burkina Faso, namely those accused of being witches. The women are living at the UNFPA-supported Delwende [...]
Meet Camilla, a 26-year old Stockholm-born, Copenhagen-based communications and social media consultant with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Nordic Representation Office in UN City. With 1.94 billion people logging on to Facebook every month globally, Camilla strongly believes in the power of digital communication to change and save lives all over the world. [...]
14 June 2017 – Expressing solidarity with Afghan people, in the wake of recent violence in the country, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today underscored the Organization's full commitment to work with the Government and people of the country to build a sustainable and prosperous future for them. “Peace is the solution […] the [...]
5 June 2017 – Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials today urged coordinated global action to protect the planet. Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state [...]