9 March 2017

Invitation – Launch of the Human Development Report 2016

UNDP and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite you to the Danish launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2016, which will be presented by Jens Wandel, Assistant UN Secretary-General/Assisting UNDP Administrator, followed by reflections from Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by Soraya Ramoul, [...]

16 February 2017

UN City hosts Social Media Week with presentations by WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF Denmark

Social Media Week (SMW) is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Human connectivity is changing rapidly and SMW seeks to understand how humanity and technology will come together to change [...]

17 January 2017

Event in UN City on 17 January 2017 – Starving Children or Empowered Individuals?

Recently, there has been increasing focus on how Western aid organizations and media portray situations and people in developing countries and humanitarian crises. Is there a risk that photos of starving children and helpless people reinforce stereotypes and hinder long-term development? Or is it necessary to use “shocking” photos and narratives to get people’s attention [...]

16 November 2016

Climate summit in Morocco: Danish support for technology in developing countries

Copenhagen, 16 November 2016 - The Danish government is allocating DKK 11 million to developing countries towards the use of climate technology in connection with the climate summit COP22 in Morocco. ”Many developing countries have the political will to address the challenges of climate change, but lack the technology to carry this out. This is [...]

11 November 2016

Invitation – UNFPA seminar on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in crisis

Join a discussion with humanitarian experts How do we ensure the protection of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of women and girls in a crisis-prone world? Every day, news reports reminds us of the magnitude of the suffering, and the raising needs that must be met in humanitarian settings. For a woman about [...]

26 October 2016

Secretary-General Welcomes Plans to Create New Museum about United Nations in Copenhagen

New York, 24 October 2016 - The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today of the creation of the Museum for the United Nations — UN Live. This new, global museum, headquartered in Copenhagen, will engage audiences on the work and values of [...]

18 October 2016

UN City welcomed 1,500 people on Culture Night 2016

On October 14 2016, UN City opened its doors to the public on Culture Night. Approximately 1,500 people visited UN City during the night where they were met with an extensive programme for the night. In the UN City auditoriums, the former President of the UN General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, was interviewed by news [...]

11 October 2016

IOM becomes the UN Migration Agency

Copenhagen, 11 October 2016 - On 19 September 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) became a related agency to the United Nations. After 65 years of existence and global operations outside the UN system, the migration agency formally joined the UN at the United Nations Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and [...]

30 September 2016

Global Health Histories seminar on the cultural contexts of environment and health

Webcast on 7 October 2016, from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST The seminar will take place on Friday 7 October 2016 from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST (Copenhagen and Paris time) and will be streamed live from UN City, Copenhagen. Join in the discussion The discussion will be tweeted live, and a selection of questions will be [...]

29 September 2016

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2016!

On October 14, UN City welcomes the public into our world on Culture Night 2016. This year you can experience several activities in our Green and platinum LEED certified building. Our program is as follows: 18.30-19.30: Interview with former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, moderated by Dyvia Das, TV2. Mogens Lykketoft reflects [...]