6 March 2019

The Little Culture Night for Children

On 15 March, UN City will be transformed into the biggest playground in the city. #UNCity4Schools invites children of all ages to come play and learn about the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. We have plenty of SDG-related activities planned, such as “build a sustainable city”, SDG scavenger hunt, SDG face paint, [...]

19 December 2018

UNHCR welcomes agreement on migration compact

New York, Geneva, 19 December 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes today’s endorsement by the UN General Assembly of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This comes two days on from Monday’s agreement by UN member states to a Global Compact on Refugees. The decision formally endorsing the migration [...]

27 November 2018

UNOPS and Vinnova launch new global innovation centre in Sweden

Copenhagen, 27 November 2018 - The UNOPS Global Innovation Centre will attract and develop startups that successfully contribute to a sustainable society. Located in the Ideon Science Park in Lund, the centre’s focus area will be on cutting-edge and disruptive technology based on engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics and science, which can have a positive [...]

24 September 2018

Youth2030: UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’

24 September 2018 - Noting that it was “a rare treat” to see so many young faces at the UN, to launch the new “Youth2030” strategy, UN chief António Guterres highlighted a list of challenges “the largest young generation in history” faces today. He noted that “globalization, new technologies, displacement, shrinking civic space, changing [...]

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 [...]

2 May 2018

“Leaving no one Behind – Saving Lives through Immunization”: Photo and Video Exhibit in UN City Copenhagen

Copenhagen, 2 May 2018 -  To highlight the importance of immunization during World and European Immunization Week, WHO/Europe and UNICEF Supply Division created a joint photo and video exhibit in the UN City Lobby in Copenhagen. The exhibit, taking place between the 23rd of April and the 4th of May 2018, showcases UNICEF and WHO’s [...]

22 March 2018

Remarks at Launch of International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028

22 March 2018 Secretary-General António Guterres I am pleased to be with you on World Water Day to launch the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development. I commend President Rahmon of Tajikistan for spearheading this effort at the General Assembly. I recall my trip to Tajikistan last year, when I had [...]

1 March 2018

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

1 March 2018 - Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women activists whose passion and commitment have won women’s rights over the generations, and successfully brought change. We celebrate an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, [...]