7 December 2018

First group of refugees evacuated from new departure facility in Libya

Geneve 6 December 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, were previously detained in Libya. After securing their [...]

19 October 2018

UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths

Geneva, 17 October 2018 - Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release Ahead of this week’s meeting of European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are together appealing to European leaders to urgently take steps to address this year’s record rate of drownings on the Mediterranean [...]

2 October 2018

South Sudan signs the 1951 Refugee Convention

2 October 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today welcomes South Sudan’s accession to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. President Salva Kiir signed the accession instrument in Juba on Friday (September 28) after it was ratified by the Transitional National Legislative Assembly. South Sudan has become 143rd [...]

25 September 2018

South Sudanese surgeon wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

25 September 2018 - South Sudanese surgeon Dr. Evan Atar Adaha has been named the 2018 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award. Known as Dr. Atar, he is being honoured for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict and persecution in Sudan and South Sudan, as well [...]

23 January 2018

Invitation – Nourishing the SDGs, 25 January 2018 in UN City

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Gain Nordic and United Nations World Food Programme's Nordic Office invites you to the event Nourishing the SDGs. The event will highlight the importance of nutrition to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and of engaging in partnerships to improve nutrition. The event will be [...]

22 January 2018

Explore the art in UN City with the new UN City Art Guide

Did you know that art pieces adorn the meeting rooms and auditoriums in UN City? In 2014, the Danish Arts Foundation and the UN City Arts Committee created a comprehensive art solution for the building. Using Danish contemporary artists, the pieces were selected to match the clean, sharp and iconic look of the building [...]

9 October 2017

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2017

On October 13, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2017. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED certified building. The program is as follows: 18.00-22.00: The Journey to the Global Goals With a plane ticket in hand, the participants will visit different regions of the world located [...]

5 September 2017

Invitation – Report launch: Journey to extremism in Africa

UNDP invites you to the launch of the report: Journey to extremism in Africa and the opening of the photo exhibition: Survivors Wednesday 13 September 2017, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. The programme includes speeches and presentations by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UNDP Africa Regional Bureau Director, Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, [...]

7 August 2017

Invitation to outreach events with Danish Ambassadors and Consul Generals

In connection with the annual Ambassador Meeting in Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has arranged a number of outreach events at different venues in Copenhagen. At the events, Danish Ambassadors and Consul Generals will provide insight into the situations, possibilities and challenges of their respective countries. Read about all the events [...]