14 January 2019

Millie Bobby Brown visits UNICEF global supply hub in Denmark

COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, 11 January 2018 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown helped pack supplies for some of the world’s most vulnerable children during a visit to UNICEF’s global supply headquarters in Copenhagen this week. Brown helped assemble Early Childhood Development kits, which offer children living in conflict and disaster areas [...]

19 December 2018

UNHCR welcomes agreement on migration compact

New York, Geneva, 19 December 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes today’s endorsement by the UN General Assembly of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This comes two days on from Monday’s agreement by UN member states to a Global Compact on Refugees. The decision formally endorsing the migration [...]

13 December 2018

UNHCR donors commit a record US$926 million in initial pledges for refugees, internally displaced and stateless people in 2019

Geneva, 12 December 2018 - Donor governments today pledged an initial US$926 million towards the work of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in providing protection and assistance to millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide in 2019. The pledges, made at an annual donor gathering in Geneva, amount to the highest [...]

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 [...]