8 March 2019

Gender Dialogues: Unfinished Business

1 March 2019 - With the adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 5 by the UN General Assembly in 2015, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls has achieved an unprecedented place at the centre of the global Agenda 2030. The first of a series of dialogues on driving gender equality forward was held [...]

18 February 2019

Secretary-General nominates Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

18 February 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Ms. Andersen is currently serving as Director General of [...]

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 [...]

14 January 2019

Millie Bobby Brown visits UNICEF global supply hub in Denmark

COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, 11 January 2018 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Emmy-nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown helped pack supplies for some of the world’s most vulnerable children during a visit to UNICEF’s global supply headquarters in Copenhagen this week. Brown helped assemble Early Childhood Development kits, which offer children living in conflict and disaster areas [...]

3 January 2019

UNHCR and the World Bank opens data center on refugees in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, 3 January 2019 - A new data center aimed at increasing knowledge on the socio-economic dimensions of refugee situations and thereby improving policy and practice is on its way to Denmark. UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, and the World Bank have joined forces on the objective of improving global knowledge and data on [...]

20 December 2018

The genuinely intelligent building – a conference addressing user behaviour in intelligent buildings

UN City, 20 December 2018 - With the UN City building as a case, the Danish Energy Agency, Danish Technological Institute and UN City have investigated how to increase the potential for energy efficient operation in intelligent buildings by focusing on user behaviour. The conference will take place in UN City on 18 January [...]

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 [...]

13 December 2018

UNHCR donors commit a record US$926 million in initial pledges for refugees, internally displaced and stateless people in 2019

Geneva, 12 December 2018 - Donor governments today pledged an initial US$926 million towards the work of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in providing protection and assistance to millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide in 2019. The pledges, made at an annual donor gathering in Geneva, amount to the highest [...]

7 December 2018

First group of refugees evacuated from new departure facility in Libya

Geneve 6 December 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, were previously detained in Libya. After securing their [...]