16 April 2019

Invitation – Technology, Innovation & the End of Hunger

UN City Copenhagen, 16 April 2019 - 821 million people go to bed hungry every night and eradicating hunger has become one of the most important challenges of our time. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is working every day around the world to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. In a fast-moving world, the [...]

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 [...]

24 January 2019

Youth, innovation and irreversible progress for gender equality on the agenda as UN Women Executive Director visits Denmark

23 January 2019 - UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in Denmark to attend the annual consultations with the Danish Government. A long-standing partner of UN Women gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, human rights and innovation, Denmark is also a key ally for advancing the youth agenda. Most recently, Denmark has [...]

26 November 2018

As global mobilizations soar, UN Women brings survivors of violence and advocates to centre stage during the global “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence” campaign

Copenhagen, 22 November 2018 — Global movements such as “#MeToo”, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc”, “#NiUnaMenos”, “#HollaBack!” and “#TotalShutdown” and corporate walk-outs in recent times have exposed the magnitude of violence against women and girls and how often it is normalized. While research shows that violence against women and girls affects one in three women worldwide and that [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

18 September 2018

UN Women and WFP harness innovation for women’s economic empowerment in crisis situations

New York/Rome, 18 September 2018 —UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are breaking new ground by using blockchain to assist Syrian refugee women participating in UN Women’s cash for work programmes at the Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. Traditionally, cash transfers have been made available to refugees via third-party financial [...]

9 March 2018

Marking International Women’s Day, third and final session of the UN Women and BCG Gender Diversity Roundtable

UN City Copenhagen, 9 March 2018 - Yesterday, marking International Women's Day, the third and final session of Gender Diversity Roundtable (GDR) took place in UN City Copenhagen. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and UN Women Nordic Office have with this initiative brought together 15 Danish CEOs and leaders from both the Danish private sector, [...]