1 April 2019

Declaration affirms global support for reproductive health and rights

United Nations, New York, 1 April 2019 – Ministers and representatives of Governments unanimously adopted a political declaration today reaffirming support for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established that reproductive health, individual rights and women’s empowerment are critical to achieving sustainable development. The declaration comes on the 25th [...]

1 April 2019

Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda and discussion on where we are 25 years after

Prevention and Accountability for Gender-Based Violence in Conflict 11 April 14.30-16.30, UN City Co-hosted by the Embassy of Rwanda to the Nordic Countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and UN Women Remembering Rwanda and acknowledging the threats and reality of the 21st century This year marks the 25th anniversary since the 1994 Genocide [...]

18 February 2019

Secretary-General nominates Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

18 February 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Ms. Andersen is currently serving as Director General of [...]

8 February 2019

250 representatives visited the UN City for a Global Goals seminar

What are the Sustainable Development Goals all about? And how can these goals be integrated in the activities at the People’s Political Festival on Bornholm 2019? Those were the questions discussed at a seminar in the UN City Tuesday 29 January 2019. More than 250 representatives from organizations, municipalities and business communities in Denmark [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 November 2018

Nordic companies gather in Copenhagen to seek business opportunities with the UN

UN City Copenhagen, 12 November 2018 - On 12-13 November, 170 potential and current suppliers to the UN are meeting in UN City Copenhagen with UN agencies for the Nordic UN Procurement Seminar. The seminar is arranged by the Nordic countries, the Confederation of Danish Industry and UN City. “For Danish and Nordic companies, the UN [...]

7 June 2018

New DKK 4bn fund contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries

7 June 2018 - Today, six pension funds and IFU signed an agreement to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish know-how and technology. The current capital commitment is DKK 4.1bn, and it is expected that [...]