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 [...]

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 [...]

2 December 2015

Invitation to UNDP conference on South-South cooperation December 8

Several developments have contributed to placing South-South Cooperation front and centre of the development assistance agenda both within research and policy circles. We now have several decades of increasingly intense and systematic South-South cooperation to look back at and a better, though far from perfect, documentation of lessons learned. This expanded empirical base allows policy-makers [...]

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 [...]

24 November 2015

Celebrating Children’s Day 2015 at UN City

Friday 20 November saw the beginning of a new tradition among Danish Child Rights organizations, Corporate partners and other UNICEF Denmark stakeholders. The first annual Universial Childrens Day (Børnenes Dag), was held in UN City.   The topic the first year was child poverty and the aim of the day was to discuss: 1)      What do [...]

9 November 2015

Come to Seminar on Syria in UN City

What will it take to contain the current refugee crisis in Europe and build hope for the millions of IDPs, refugees and affected population? The protracted nature of the Syria crisis has greatly impacted on development in the sub-region. Without hope of building a better future for themselves and their family, refugees are fleeing again – [...]