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7 March 2017

UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

Geneva, 6 March 2017 - In light of today’s Executive Order regarding U.S. refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, underscores that refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution in their home countries and who remain in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection. Commenting on the Executive Order the UN High [...]

3 March 2017

Medical equipment saving womens’ lives donated from the Danish humanitarian NGO Global Medical Aid (GMA) and UNFPA to Ukraine

Life-saving Equipment Haemorrhage or heavy and uncontrolled bleeding is one of the serious complications that can be life threatening for pregnant women. It is therefore vital to have access to safe blood transfusion. However, many hospitals globally lack adequate clinical equipment for collecting, fractionating and storing donated blood, resulting in maternal deaths which otherwise could [...]

3 March 2017

Game of Thrones star and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to referee Global Goals World Cup women’s soccer tournament in Nairobi

Who: Globally acclaimed Danish actor, star of HBO’s Game of Thrones and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Ugandan youth advocate, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and United Nations Global Goals Ambassador for Peace Victor Ochen; Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs and Iraqi-born drummer and member of Danish pop trio [...]

3 March 2017

‘Communicating SDGs’ key to achieving global development targets – senior UN official

2 March 2017 – Bringing together a diverse array of partners to communicate the Sustainable Development Goals was a key focus on day two Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development, a ‘playable’ United Nations conference that aims to chart a new way of thinking on addressing some of the world’s most complex development challenges. [...]

3 March 2017

Innovation imperative to make Global Goals a reality – UN official, on day one of ideas fest

1 March 2017 – The first ‘playable’ United Nations conference on sustainable development kicked-off today in Germany’s city of Bonn, aiming to chart a new way of thinking on addressing some of the world’s most complex development challenges. The three-day Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development has brought together policy makers, civil society and [...]

3 March 2017

Event invitation – Meet Francois Zimeray for a Discussion on Women’s Rights

In honour of the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Danish UN Association and the Danish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights have invited the French Ambassador in Denmark, Mr. Francois Zimeray,to give a talk on his experience as a former Human Rights Ambassador for France. In particular, Mr. Zimeray will talk on women’s rights. [...]

28 February 2017

Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report

Geneva, 27 February 2017 - In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smugglers because of the [...]

21 February 2017

Yemen’s Brutal Conflict Pushing One Million Displaced to Return to Danger

Geneva, 21 February 2017 Unabated conflict and rapidly deteriorating conditions across Yemen are pushing millions of displaced Yemenis further into danger and adversity, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, warned today following the release of the latest data on the country’s displacement crisis. Since the beginning of the conflict in [...]

20 February 2017

Severe food shortages hit Africa’s refugees hard – UNHCR and WFP warn

Geneva, 20 February 2017 The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa. The shortages could worsen in coming months without new resources [...]