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:

4th Global Women Deliver Conference

Friday 16th January 2015
Press Release

Women Deliver will be hosting the 4th Global Conference in Copenhagen on May 16-19  2016, and will bring together advocates, policymakers, journalists, youth representatives, researchers and leaders of the private sector and civil society to showcase what it means when women and girls become the focus of development efforts. 

Dane and Swede Appointed to Top Positions in the UN System

Friday 9th January 2015
Press Release

Danish Ib Petersen and Swedish Joakim Reiter have both been appointed to top positions in the UN system. Danish Ib Petersen will chair the board of UN Women, while Swedish Joakim Reiter will continue to serve as Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD, the UN agency for trade and development.

Danish Trade and Development Mogens Jensen commented on the appointment of the Danish UN Ambassador Ib Petersen :

Government Donors Enable WFP to Resume Full Rations for Refugees in Kenya

Wednesday 31st December 2014
Press Release

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January, thanks to new donor contributions.

WFP distributes food twice a month to around half a million refugees in both the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in northern Kenya.  In mid-November, insufficient funding forced WFP to reduce the size of their food rations by half.

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