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.

WFP Launches Plan to Assist Syrians Affected by Conflict in 2015

Friday 19th December 2014
Press Release

BERLIN – As part of the United Nations launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience plan for 2015, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries.

International Migrants Day - Because Migration Counts

Thursday 18th December 2014

On 18 December we celebrate International Migrants Day. This date has since 1990 been a day to remind ourselves of the steadily increasing number of migrants all over the world:  the human rights and invaluable contributions of migrants to society, but also their experiences, challenges and possibilities.

COP20: Ban Ki-moon hails delegates for paving way to 'meaningful' climate agreement

Monday 15th December 2014

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the outcome of a United Nations-backed climate conference recently concluded in Lima, Peru, praising delegates for setting the groundwork for a more conclusive agreement to be reached in 2015, a spokesperson for the Organization told UN News Centre. 

WFP launches 72-hour social media campaign

Thursday 4th December 2014
Press Release

For 64 million people, it’s a dollar,  for 1.7 million Syrian refugees it’s a lifeline

 

After being forced to suspend food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an ambitious 72-hour campaign to raise US$64million which will reinstate Syrian refugees’ food vouchers in December. 

 

The three-day campaign – starting today – asks members of the public to donate one US$ 1 dollar towards WFP’s food aid for Syrian Refugees.

 

UN Women lecture: "How Can We Increase the Percentage of Female Leaders?"

Thursday 20th November 2014
Press Release

Monday the 8th of December from 14:30 – 16:30
UN City Copenhagen, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen Ø

The 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is being celebrated at UN City

Thursday 20th November 2014

On November 20th 1989 the UN General Assembly adopted the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” (CRC), which has now been ratified or accepted by 194 countries. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the convention, which is at the centre of UNICEF’s work. Therefore, it is being celebrated all over the world and in Denmark UNICEF Denmark and Unicef Supply will host a number of events, both in and outside of UN City.

Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO High-Level Conference

Thursday 13th November 2014

The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference brings approximately 200 civil society representatives to UN City with the objective of weighing in on the Post-2015 agenda and the global goals for sustainable development.

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