Copenhagen, 17 September 2019 Today, Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director, Grete Faremo, welcomed HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, along with business leaders, to UN City to discuss innovation and how public-private partnerships can help achieve the SDGs. "Achieving the SDGs requires more than [...]
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13 September 2019 - By Pernille Fenger, chief, UNFPA Nordic Office Today, on Friday 13 September, it has been 25 years since 179 countries agreed that the right of the individual to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights is at the center of sustainable development. At the International Conference on Population and Development [...]
Joint Statement: Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and African Union agree to evacuate refugees out of Libya
Rwanda, 10 September 2019 - by Addis Ababa The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the African Union have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees out of Libya. Under the agreement, the Government of Rwanda will receive and provide [...]
4 September 2019 - On our way to Nairobi: Empowering adolescents and youth to fulfil their rights. A consultative dialogue at UN City, Copenhagen, 9 September 2019 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. In September, Save the Children Denmark is hosting the annual meeting of colleagues across the Save the Children International that work with youth empowerment and [...]
Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education
30 August 2019 - Of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million - more than half - do not go to school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. The report, Stepping Up: Refugee Education in Crisis, shows that as refugee children grow older, the barriers preventing them [...]
Copenhagen / 13 August 2019 On August 13, UN City personnel gathered in front of UN City in Copenhagen for Copenhagen Pride week Flag Raising Ceremony. The Ceremony initiates UN City’s involvement in the coming Pride in Copenhagen where UN City personnel will focus on celebrating human rights and the [...]
COPENHAGEN / NEW YORK, 24 July 2019 - In 2018, UNICEF procured US$3.486 billion worth of goods and services to help children in 150 countries live better lives. Vaccines, clothes, medicines, education kits and school books are some of the goods and services that helped children fight disease, learn, [...]
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Geneva, 9 July 2019 - Exactly eight years ago South Sudan gained independence and became the world’s youngest nation. Since then, [...]
Geneva, 4 July 2019 - In a breakthrough in the global fight against statelessness, the Kyrgyz Republic has today become a leading example of how statelessness can be eradicated by bringing the number of stateless people in the country from 13,000 to zero in just five years.In a ceremony this morning in the capital, Bishkek, [...]
Geneva, 3 July 2019 - The appalling toll in injuries and lives from Tuesday night’s attack east of Tripoli at the Tajoura Detention Centre speaks to the deep concerns, expressed repeatedly¸ by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), over the safety of people in detention centres. This latest [...]