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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 [...]

24 February 2017

UNDP’s support to the peace process in Colombia

In 2016 Columbian president - Jose Manuel Santos - won the Nobel Peace Prize for securing peace following one of the longest and deadliest civil wars in the world. The peace process in Columbia was supported by the UN. The civil war between the Columbian government and the Marxist guerrilla group FARC-EP has lasted [...]

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 [...]

16 February 2017

UN City hosts Social Media Week with presentations by WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF Denmark

Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Human connectivity is changing rapidly and SMW seeks to understand how humanity and technology will come together to change [...]

15 February 2017

UN Women launches initiative for reforming gender-discriminatory laws

New York, 14 February 2017 - A new partnership focused on reforming gender-discriminatory laws was unveiled today at an event co-hosted by UN Women, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Equality Now, in New York. The “Roadmap for Substantive Equality: 2030” aims at repealing or amending laws that discriminate against women and girls, and ensuring that [...]

13 February 2017

On Valentine’s Day, say #IDONT

United Nations/Kapilvastu/Erbil – “I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “That’s happening in about three weeks’ time.” This Valentine’s Day, for its annual #IDONT campaign, UNFPA is partnering with artists to raise [...]

3 February 2017

SDSN Youth launches the first edition of the Youth Solutions Report to provide solutions to address global problems

New York, January 31 2017 - The first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects aiming to solve the world’s toughest problems, was released today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The report, produced by the youth initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Youth) identifies and celebrates [...]