25 April 2018

#UNCityzens – From Russia with Passion

Where do you find the world’s best young energy efficiency researcher? According to the World Sustainable Energy Days - one of Europe's largest annual conferences in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy - the answer to that question is; right here in UN City Copenhagen and her name is Ksenia Petrichenko. Read [...]

24 April 2018

UNHCR and OECD launch action plan to boost refugee employment

Geneva, 24 April 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, launched today an innovative action plan to expand employment opportunities for refugees. The document not only identifies the challenges, opportunities and best practices in the integration of refugees to the labour market, but also offers [...]

23 April 2018

‘We need accountability’ to end the crime of chemical weapons use in Syria, says Guterres

That was the message on Saturday from Secretary-General António Guterres speaking to reporters in Sweden, where he is hosting a retreat for Council members in the home which belonged to his predecessor in the 1950s, Dag Hammarskjöld; an inspirational leader of the world body, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in what is now Zambia, in 1961. Following [...]

10 April 2018

UNHCR alarm at escalating Syria humanitarian needs

Geneva, 10 April 2018 - With violence in several areas of Syria UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today expresses its alarm at the civilian deaths this is causing as well as spiralling new displacement. This is on top of a humanitarian situation that is already desperate; Syrian civilians have more than suffered enough. Of [...]

9 April 2018

Denmark hosts the WHO Global Dialogue on Partnerships for Sustainable Financing of Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control

Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 April 2018 - Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 40 million deaths globally every year.  Tackling NCDs is a global priority, but despite this, investment is still lacking and action is needed to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 of reducing premature deaths from NCDs by one third by [...]

6 April 2018

Micro Gardening Scheme to Help Feed Rohingya Refugees, Bangladeshi Local Communities

Cox’s Bazar, 6 April 2018 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are distributing 50,000 vegetable gardening kits to tackle malnutrition and improve the diet of people affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost 700,000 refugees have fled to Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar’s North [...]

5 April 2018

WHO at 70 – working for better health for everyone, everywhere

Geneva, 5 April 2018 - On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one [...]

3 April 2018

WFP Scales Up Response in Yemen to Prevent Famine

Sana’a, 3 April 2018 – Every year of conflict in Yemen pushes an additional one million people or more closer to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on the eve of a high-level pledging event in Geneva. “The conflict in Yemen has caused a humanitarian catastrophe creating suffering [...]