Culture Night in UN City

Wednesday 1st October 2014

On Culture Night 2014, UN City will open its doors to the public and give you a chance to take part in the work of the United Nations for a day. The 9 UN agencies currently working in UN City will present themselves and their work in tangible and interesting exhibitions.

The 16 development themes that are currently being discussed to replace the current Millennium Development Goals after 2015 will be presented on the night. The public will even get a chance to influence the agenda by voting for which themes they think should be prioritized by casting their MyWorld votes.

UN Expands in Copenhagen

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Press Release from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is moving part of their operations to Copenhagen. It is the organization's department for fundraising, which in the near future will have an office alongside other UN agencies at UN City in Copenhagen.

The agreement was signed today by the Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, at a meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York.

The UN and the Ebola Crisis

Tuesday 16th September 2014

The most severe epidemic of Ebola to have occurred to date is currently happening in West Africa and more suspected cases around the world are being investigated. With the threat of a worldwide epidemic, an effort to contain Ebola is crucial. Across various UN agencies different measures have been taken to help prevent the spreading of the disease and helping infected persons.

UN City Supplement in the Copenhagen Post

Friday 24th October 2014

In  honor of UN Day, the Copenhagen Post has created a supplement in collaboration with UN City. Here, you can read about (amongst other things) the organizations present in Copenhagen, how we incorporate sustainable practices in procurement and what it is like to work as an intern in UN City. 

 

 

On World Food Day, UN World Food Programme highlights progress towards Zero Hunger

Thursday 16th October 2014

Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”

Pictures from Culture Night

Monday 13th October 2014

On October 10th, UN City once again opened its doors to the public during Culture Night in Copenhagen. Visitors could wander around the building as they pleased, asking questions of the UN representatives and learn more about the the work we do. 

Please visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the evening! 

 

Climate Summit 2014 : Climate change requires “all hands on deck”

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

True to his belief that tackling climate change requires “all hands on deck”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners at United Nations Headquarters Tuesday – from Government, business, finance and civil society – for a summit aiming to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.

Massive scale-up of UNICEF kit packing in Copenhagen will help protect Liberian families from the spread of Ebola

Friday 19th September 2014

WHAT:  Family, friends, and colleagues from UN agencies have responded to an urgent appeal to help UNICEF pack 9,000 “Ebola household protection kits” for Liberia.  The packing represents the first lot of 20,000 kits that will help prevent the spread of Ebola in homes where families are taking care of sick relatives. A kit contains protective gowns, masks, gloves and other equipment, chlorine bleach and basic medicines.

WHO's 64th Regional Committee Meeting at UN City Copenhagen

Tuesday 16th September 2014

Ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region, and partner and civil-society organizations are taking part in the session. It is being held at UN City Copenhagen on the 15th - 18th of September 2014. 

Denmark Contributes to Relief Efforts for Refugee Camp in Iraq

Tuesday 26th August 2014

Denmark is contributing with experts and equipment through the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) to support the establishment of a refugee camp in northern Iraq at the request of the UN, says the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Danish Minister for Trade and Development Mogens Jensen has granted 2 million Danish kroner to support the DEMA's efforts to establish a camp for 15,000-20,000 internally displaced persons in northern Iraq.

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