5 July 2016

UNHCR and partners warn in Syria report of growing poverty among refugees

Geneva, 5 July 2016 - A report released today on the Syria refugee response finds that, while significant progress has been made in providing assistance, the number of Syrian refugees living in poverty continues to rise in host countries in the region and providing access to basic services remains a critical challenge. The mid-year report [...]

20 June 2016

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2016

Geneva, 20 June 2016 - UNHCR marks World Refugee Day each year on June 20, to shine a light on the courage and resilience of families forced to flee war or persecution. And each year UNHCR seeks to find a glimmer of hope in the global statistics we publish to show that the world is [...]

16 June 2016

Global celebrities join campaign calling on governments to take action for refugees

Geneva, 16 June 2016 -  UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched a major campaign that asks the world to stand together #WithRefugees. In a stunning video message more than 60 global celebrities join with refugees and aid workers to echo the message, "we stand with refugees, please stand with us." The petition appeals for [...]

12 May 2016

Energy Efficiency Visionary Award to UN City

On May 11, EE GLOBAL 2016 was kicked off on a celebratory note with the EE Visionary Awards Luncheon, honoring energy-efficient campuses around the world. UN City was awarded and highlighted as having cut its predicted energy consumption by 55%, and has hence earned the most energy efficient rating according to the Danish building code. The award was [...]

11 May 2016

Opening of the photo project #childmothers – A voice to the invisible young girls

Copenhagen, Denmark - Plan International and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are pleased to announce the global opening of the photo exhibition #childmothers. The exhibition, which will be on display outside the Danish Parliament, will officially be opened by HRH The Crown Princess on 17 May 2016. #childmothers portraits young girls who became mothers [...]

2 May 2016

#UNCityzens – Doing the invisible work to safeguard health security across the European region

Meet João Pires, who initially studied to become a medical doctor (MD), but today works for WHO  in the Alert and Response Operations. João works to improve health security across the WHO European Region by maintaining and strengthening regional alert and response operations and assisting countries in responding to public health emergencies. From hands [...]

7 December 2015

Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development

Monday 14 December 2015, 10:00-11:00 a.m Auditorium 1, UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen For participation, please register on http://HDR2015.eventbrite.com   Presentation of UNDP’s Human Development Report 2015 by Michael O’Neill, UN Assistant-Secretary-General/UNDP Bureau Director, and Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   This year’s Human Development Report [...]

4 December 2015

President of the United Nations General Assembly Mr. Mogens Lykketoft visited UN City Copenhagen on the 3rd of December 2015

The President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, visited UN City on thursday the 3rd of December and spoke to all staff members about the climate conference and the SDG's Mr. Lykketoft highlighted the importance of ensuring a ​successful outcome at the COP21 climate conference and in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, and stressed that international [...]

1 December 2015

To Live in Dignity – climate message from Ban Ki-moon

The UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris started on Monday with 150 world leaders attending. Along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, COP21 is led by UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres and French president Francois Hollande. In the video, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells us his vision for a more sustainable future. "Investing in climate change [...]

2 November 2015

Read the brand new UN City supplement of The Post

The Post has recently published a brand new supplement for UN City Copenhagen. In the paper, you can read more about the current work of the UN, a review of the Millenium Development Goals and a look at the new Sustainable Development Goals. You can also read more about the UN's 70th anniversary and see [...]