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 [...]

15 March 2016

#UNCityzens – Communicating research for a greener and more sustainable world

Meet Surabhi Goswami, who works as Digital Communications Officer for UNEP DTU Partnership - a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate and sustainable development based in UN City. As a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Collaborating Centre, UNEP DTU Partnership is an active participant in both the planning and implementation of [...]

2 March 2016

UN City to Welcome Refugees in Training Placements

A cooperation between the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration, and Frederiksberg Municipality will coordinate training placements to young refugees with UN Agencies in UN City, Copenhagen. Refugees as valuable assets The number of persons granted refugee status in Denmark is increasing rapidly due to current migration [...]

2 March 2016

#UNCityzens: Working to connect UNOPS on a global scale

UNOPS recently implemented a new Enterprise Resource Planning system, oneUNOPS, for their staff worldwide, which alone replaces the use of seventeen different systems. We met Justin Waugh and Issam Amarin from UNOPS Business Innovation and Improvement Programme, who are part of the team behind the new system. Getting to Copenhagen Justin Waugh is from Scotland, [...]

23 February 2016

#UNCityzens: How health robotics is the future of delivering public health products

We met Liuichi Hara from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) who works as an innovation specialist. Liuichi explores the possibilities of using robotics to deliver health products to hard-to-reach areas. The path to UN City Liuichi originally comes from Los Angeles, California and his way to Denmark was long and winding.  At University of Southern [...]

15 February 2016

#UNCityzens: Combining tech skills with passion for development

Meet Elias Edo, who after interning in the UNDP’s Information and Management Technology, Global ICT Advisory (UNDP/IMT/GIA) Unit now works fulltime on the project of OneICTBox, allowing him to merge a passion for development with his technological background.   From tech studies to development work Elias comes from Ethiopia, which he left after his bachelor [...]

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 [...]

15 December 2015

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

On Saturday the 12th of December 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted at the UN climate change conference. The Paris Agreement brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. Now we need everyone on board to fill the agreement with life and to accelerate the transition to low [...]