14 November 2017

Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

14 November 2017 - One in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often in the hands of someone they know, love and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members. Violence against women and girls, a [...]

31 October 2017

Emissions Gap Report 2017 launch in Geneva today

Geneva, 31 October 2017 – Governments and non-state actors need to deliver an urgent increase in ambition to ensure the Paris Agreement goals can still be met, according to a new UN assessment. The eighth edition of UN Environment’s Emissions Gap report, released ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, finds that national [...]

31 October 2017

Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure

Sao Paulo, 31 October - On the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil, WHO reports increasing global momentum in the response to viral hepatitis. A record 3 million people were able to obtain treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years, and 2.8 million more people embarked on lifelong treatment for hepatitis B [...]

23 October 2017

Read the brand new UN City supplement on gender equality here!

Copenhagen Post has recently published a supplement made in collaboration with all 11 agencies in UN City. Under the theme gender equality, each agency has contributed with an article that addresses their organization's work with empowering women and harnessing the potential of gender equality. The supplement also includes an article by the Danish Minister for [...]

4 October 2017

Invitation to UNFPA Seminar on 25 October: SRHRincrisis

Join a discussion with experts from the field How do we ensure the protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls in the ongoing humanitarian situation in Yemen and Iraq? In Yemen, millions of people continue to face a triple tragedy from the spectre of famine, the world’s largest [...]

12 September 2017

INTERVIEW: UN Assembly President aims to achieve ‘results for people’

12 September 2017 – Miroslav Lajčák hopes that under his presidency the United Nations General Assembly will overcome narrow national interests and produce tangible benefits for people. “My hope is that the 72nd session of the General Assembly will be a good one, a productive one that will result in many concrete solutions to [...]

14 August 2017

1,000 young talents gathered this week to work on innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals

This week, 1,000 young talents from 129 countries are gathered in Denmark to create real, implementable and scalable solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. The event is organized by UNLEASH and was kicked-off in Copenhagen on the 13th of August and will culminate in an awards show in Musikhuset in Aarhus on the 21st [...]

11 August 2017

Youth can play ‘critical role’ in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

New York, 11 August 2017 – In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people. “I'm truly happy to address you on International Youth Day,” the Secretary-General [...]

9 August 2017

Secretary-General Appoints Alison Smale of United Kingdom Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications

New York, 9 August 2017 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Department of Public Information.  She succeeds Cristina Gallach of Spain, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization.  The Secretary-General also wishes [...]