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26 July 2017

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 [...]

11 July 2017

#UNCityzens: Camilla Göth – Changing the world through social media engagement

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. [...]

19 June 2017

In Kabul, UN chief calls for peace and compassion

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 [...]

6 June 2017

UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human damage

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 [...]

10 May 2017

In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

10 May 2017 – In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict. “I would probably more properly concentrated on what I consider to be three main challenges we are facing [...]

12 April 2017

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

New York 10 April 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. “You have been to the most difficult places […] visited several refugee camps. Your foundation has schools in Lebanon, in [...]

27 March 2017

IGAD Summit: UNHCR appeals for continued and strong support to Somalia and countries hosting Somali refugees

Geneva/Nairobi, 25 March 2017 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for support for efforts aimed at bringing greater stability inside Somalia, and to the countries hosting Somali refugees. Speaking at the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) Special Summit of Regional Heads of State on durable solutions for the protracted Somali refugee situation in [...]

23 March 2017

We Must ‘Unite to End TB’- IOM

Switzerland, 23 March 2017 - On World TB Day 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joins the Stop TB Partnership, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key partners in redoubling efforts to increase public awareness of tuberculosis and its impact on vulnerable populations such as migrants. Although tuberculosis is a curable disease, [...]

23 March 2017

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

Stockholm, 21 March 2017 – A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all. These are the [...]

23 March 2017

TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years

Copenhagen and Stockholm, 20 March 2017 - Joint press release New data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that new tuberculosis (TB) cases and deaths in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region declined each [...]