9 March 2017

Invitation – Launch of the Human Development Report 2016

UNDP and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite you to the Danish launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2016, which will be presented by Jens Wandel, Assistant UN Secretary-General/Assisting UNDP Administrator, followed by reflections from Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by Soraya Ramoul, [...]

17 January 2017

Event in UN City on 17 January 2017 – Starving Children or Empowered Individuals?

Recently, there has been increasing focus on how Western aid organizations and media portray situations and people in developing countries and humanitarian crises. Is there a risk that photos of starving children and helpless people reinforce stereotypes and hinder long-term development? Or is it necessary to use “shocking” photos and narratives to get people’s attention [...]

24 October 2016

High level discussion on the role of the Nordics in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

On October 31st, the Nordic Council and UN City Copenhagen will host a high-level discussion to explore how the Nordic countries can work together to achieve the UN’s global sustainable development goals. The debate will lead up to a summit of the Nordic prime ministers during the 2016 Session of the Nordic Council. In September [...]

18 October 2016

UN City welcomed 1,500 people on Culture Night 2016

On October 14 2016, UN City opened its doors to the public on Culture Night. Approximately 1,500 people visited UN City during the night where they were met with an extensive programme for the night. In the UN City auditoriums, the former President of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, was interviewed by news [...]

4 May 2016

INVITATION (May 11): “Fostering Sustainable Procurement” at UN City

United Nations Development Programme - UNDP and the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA with the support of Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) Secretariat are organizing a dialogue on “Fostering Sustainable Procurement: How Procurers Can Change the Global Health Sector” on 11th May 2016, in UN City Copenhagen. The dialogue will gather procurement practitioners [...]

10 February 2016

The Syria crisis challenges UNRWA-services

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited UN City Friday. After meeting with UN organizations he spoke at a DIIS-seminar emphasizing that to ensure Palestine refugees a future, hope in political solutions is crucial. UNRWA - United Nations relief and work agency for Palestine refugees in the near east – visited Copenhagen last week. On that occasion [...]

5 January 2016

UNFPA invites the interested public to innovation talk on robotics for public health supply chain

Are you interested in transforming your creative ideas into solutions that can contribute to helping development aid globally? UNFPA will be holding an innovation talk regarding use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robotics for public health supply chain with local university programmes in order to come up with a solutions-oriented conversation focused on the [...]

7 December 2015

Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development

Monday 14 December 2015, 10:00-11:00 a.m Auditorium 1, UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen For participation, please register on http://HDR2015.eventbrite.com   Presentation of UNDP’s Human Development Report 2015 by Michael O’Neill, UN Assistant-Secretary-General/UNDP Bureau Director, and Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   This year’s Human Development Report [...]

4 December 2015

President of the United Nations General Assembly Mr. Mogens Lykketoft visited UN City Copenhagen on the 3rd of December 2015

The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, visited UN City on thursday the 3rd of December and spoke to all staff members about the climate conference and the SDG's Mr. Lykketoft highlighted the importance of ensuring a ​successful outcome at the COP21 climate conference and in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, and stressed that international [...]

1 December 2015

To Live in Dignity – climate message from Ban Ki-moon

The UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris started on Monday with 150 world leaders attending. Along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, COP21 is led by UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres and French president Francois Hollande. In the video, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells us his vision for a more sustainable future. "Investing in climate change [...]