14 February 2019

First Deputy Director appointed for the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network

Copenhagen, 14 February 2019 – The United Nation-led Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) appointed Mr. Tomoo Machiba as its first Deputy Director. With this newly created role, Mr. Machiba will lead the Centre’s efforts for actively engaging its donor countries, financial institutions, Consortium and Network members, the private sector and other stakeholder groups. He [...]

12 February 2019

Thousands fleeing new violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State

Geneva 12 February 2009 - This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a surge in refugee arrivals from South Sudan in [...]

9 February 2019

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief

9 February 2019 - The UN chief was speaking after meeting girls from across the continent taking part in the African Girls Can Code Initiative, a joint initiative from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and UN Women. This new programme saw more than 80 girls from 34 African countries join the first Coding Camp in Addis [...]

9 February 2019

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

9 February 2019 - The UN chief is in the Ethiopian capital to attend the annual African Union summit, which brings together Heads of State from across the continent. This year’s event, which begins on Sunday, will focus on the issue of refugees and internally displaced persons. Mr. Guterres, who spent 10 years as [...]

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 [...]

7 February 2019

Measles in Europe: record number of both sick and immunized

Copenhagen, 7 February 2019 - More children in the WHO European Region are being vaccinated against measles than ever before; but progress has been uneven between and within countries, leaving increasing clusters of susceptible individuals unprotected, and resulting in a record number of people affected by the virus in 2018. In light of measles [...]

6 February 2019

WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European Region

6–8 February 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark - The WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems in the European Region will bring together evidence and experience to show how governments and organizations can adopt digital health to reduce inequalities and improve the health and well-being of populations. The Symposium will help policy-makers prepare for the [...]

30 January 2019

Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, UNHCR reports shows

Geneva, 30 January 2019 - Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018, as cuts in search and rescue operations reinforced its position as the world’s deadliest sea crossing. The latest ‘Desperate Journeys’ report, released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, [...]

30 January 2019

‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency

30 January 2019 - According to a new report from the agency, an estimated 2,275 individuals drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean in 2018. This is despite the fact that Europe saw the lowest number of refugees and migrants arriving for five years, at 139,300, principally Spain (65,400), Greece (50,500) and Italy (23,400). “Saving lives at [...]

28 January 2019

Danish health literacy campaign restores confidence in HPV vaccination

28 January 2019 - Danish health authorities have launched a media campaign to restore public confidence in response to negative media reports questioning the safety of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and a related decline in the number of teenage girls getting it. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer. “We knew that we had [...]