23 November 2018

Film Screening and Debate on Modern Slavery

To mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN City and UNDP in collaboration with The WHY Foundation set focus on modern slavery - one of today’s gravest violation of human rights. It is estimated that over 40 million people are enslaved in one form or another, and the vast majority [...]

30 October 2018

UNDP: New technologies are a powerful tool to tackle corruption

Copenhagen, 23 October 2018– Corruption threatens progress and peace, particularly for the poorest but new technologies can be used as a powerful tool to tackle it, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Achim Steiner yesterday in Copenhagen. “Corruption erodes people’s trust in their government institutions, undermines the checks and balances that [...]

16 October 2018

Don’t steal our fish!—Officials gather at UN City in Copenhagen to further the fight against fisheries crime

Copenhagen, 15 October 2018 — More than 300 representatives of governments, international organizations and NGOs from 65 countries gathered at UN City in Copenhagen today for the fourth annual FishCRIME Symposium. The event aims to switch the focus on fisheries crime from the ocean to activities on land, such as financial crime associated with illegal [...]

12 October 2018

UN: Investing in people key to progress in fragile times

Bali, 12 October 2018 – With the world experiencing financial volatility, and with multiple risks heightened - excessive debt, polarized politics, climate change - doubling down on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is our best bet to advance sustainability and greater inclusion, says Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). [...]

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 [...]

24 July 2018

UN calls for more support for people with disabilities

London, 24 July 2018 – Saying a world free from discrimination was possible, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Achim Steiner urged nations to work together to ensure equal rights for people with disabilities. “A world free from discrimination and marginalization of persons with disabilities is within reach. We are here to [...]

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 [...]

24 May 2018

Climate Change, Migration and Displacement – invitation to report launch event

Our changing climate is having a significant impact on life and livelihoods all over the world: storms, rising sea levels, desertification, droughts, flooding and environmental degradation are occurring more frequently and with increased intensity. These changes are affecting people everywhere, but in developing countries the consequences are often more severe than in wealthy countries. [...]

4 May 2018

UNDP, solar currency exchange to power up Moldovan university

Chisinau, Moldova, 4 May 2018 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is teaming up with Sun Exchange – a marketplace that finances solar power with cryptocurrency – to help one of Moldova’s largest universities go solar. The establishment is expected to meet most of its energy needs from solar power overnight and make considerable savings on [...]