Human Development Report 2014

Thursday 24th July 2014

The 2014 Human Development Report Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience" shows that overall global trends in human development are positive. Yet, people at all ages are also facing threats and challenges to their wellbeing, including by natural or human-induced disasters and crises.

Danish Actor Mads Mikkelsen Supports WFP in the Fight Against Hunger

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

When celebrities talk, people listen. 

So when internationally renowned Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen said yes to lend us his voice in the fight against hunger, we at WFP immediately knew that we would have a very powerful advocate for the 842 million people who go to bed hungry every night.

Denmark Allocates 11 Million DKK for Protection of Gaza Civilians

Friday 18th July 2014

Due to the escalating conflict and the deterioration of the situation in Gaza, the Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of Denmark, Mogens Jensen, has allocated an extra 11 million DKK for clean water, medicine and protection of civilians in Gaza. 

Message for World Population Day

Friday 11th July 2014
Press Release

By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director

11 July 2014

Today’s 1.8 billion young people are a powerful force, individually and collectively. They are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values and building the foundation of the world’s future. 

Denmark Top 5 Supplier to the UN

Thursday 10th July 2014
Press Release

Danish companies have increased their share of total procurement to the United Nations by almost 40% in 2013 compared to 2012. This makes Denmark one of the top five suppliers to the United Nations, with a total of 552.7 million USD procured  Since 2003, Denmark's share of total procurement to the UN has almost tripled in volume. 

UN Women Announces Emma Watson as Goodwill Ambassador

Tuesday 8th July 2014

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.

Danish Minister for Trade & Development Launches Green Investment Fund

Wednesday 25th June 2014

On Tuesday, the Danish Minister for Trade & Development Mogens Jensen launched the African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF). It is expected to contribute to green investments by more than 5 billion DKK over the next 5 years. The launch took place in UN City in Copenhagen, at a seminar arranged by the African Development Bank, UNEP Risø Center and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

First UNICEF Airlift of Humanitarian Supplies Arrive in Iraq

Tuesday 24th June 2014

A cargo plane carrying emergency supplies for children affected by the conflict in Iraq arrived in Erbil on Tuesday.The plane, coming from Dubai, brought 34 metric tonnes of UNICEF supplies, including 10 tents, 2,000 blankets, 20 schools-in-a-box, recreation kits, 5,000 hygiene kits and 20 early childhood development kits as part of UNICEF’s ongoing response to the crisis.

Eliminate Forced Sterilization

Tuesday 24th June 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO), along with OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, have issued a statement on “Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization”. It reaffirms that sterilization as a method of contraception and family planning should be available, accessible to all, of good quality and free from discrimination, coercion and violence.

Denmark allocates 55 million DKK to victims of Syrian civil war

Friday 20th June 2014

The Danish Minister for Trade & Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen announced the allocation of 55 million DKK to Syrian refugees in a press release from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs today, the World Refugee Day. 

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