Rwandan Genocide Remembrance Ceremony at UN City

Thursday 9th April 2015

Every year, after the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, Kwibuka events have been held in Rwanda and all over the world. The word Kwibuka means ‘remember’ in the Rwandese language Kinyarwanda and it is used to honor the memory of the victims of the genocide. The 7th of April marked the 21st year after the genocide and to commemorate this the United Nations, headed by Grete Faremo the Executive Director of UNOPS, hosted an event to mark the observance of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda at a Remembrance Ceremony at UN City in cooperation with H.E.

UN Women launches the Comic and Cartoon Competition “Gender Equality: Picture it!”

Monday 23rd March 2015

In February, the UN Women Brussels Office together with the European Commission, the Belgian Government and the UN Regional Information Center launches the Comic and Cartoon Competition “Gender Equality: Picture it!”.

UN launches the #WhatDoesItTake campaign as Syria crisis enters its fifth year

Friday 20th March 2015

In a joint statement issued on the 13th of March, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, called for World leaders to take action to end the on-going crisis in Syria, where more than 220,000 people have been killed throughout five years of armed conflict.

The Creator of the HeForShe Movement Visits UN City

Wednesday 4th March 2015

How to create a movement? UN Women’s campaign HeForShe is a social media success story, which created 1 billion conversations on Twitter when it was first launched. Social Media Week Copenhagen and UN City seized the opportunity and invited Elizabeth Nyamayaro, the brains behind the HeForShe campaign to speak about the campaign in UN City.

Football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic kicks off campaign to beat hunger

Monday 16th February 2015

PARIS – Football player Zlatan Ibrahimović, striker for Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) football club and captain of the Swedish national team, announced today he was playing with the names of hungry people tattooed on his body in a campaign for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Ibrahimović said that, yesterday, he played the League 1 game with the individual names of some 50 of the 80 million hungry people who WFP assists globally tattooed onto his skin.

Social Media Week 2015 at UN City

Tuesday 10th February 2015
Press Release

On the 24th of February UN City will for the second year running host events in collaboration with Social Media Week, this time focusing on highly successful social media campaigns run by UN organizations. 

Millennium Development Goals nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Press Release

Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen and eight of his predecessors have nominated the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), also known as the 2015 goals, for the Nobel Peace Prize. 

The nine Danish ministers past and present agree on the key importance of these goals to global development over the past 15 years and that efforts to help the world’s poor deserve the honour of a nomination to receive the prestigious award in 2015 – the target year of the ambitious goals.

Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen says:


Subscribe to Articles RSS