14 August 2017

1,000 young talents gathered this week to work on innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals

This week, 1,000 young talents from 129 countries are gathered in Denmark to create real, implementable and scalable solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. The event is organized by UNLEASH and was kicked-off in Copenhagen on the 13th of August and will culminate in an awards show in Musikhuset in Aarhus on the 21st [...]

11 August 2017

Youth can play ‘critical role’ in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

New York, 11 August 2017 – In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people. “I'm truly happy to address you on International Youth Day,” the Secretary-General [...]

8 August 2017

UN Migration Agency Presents “Granma” at 70th Locarno Film Festival

Rome, 8 August 2017 – The first screening of the film “Granma”, produced in the framework of the ‘Aware Migrants’ information campaign – developed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and financed by the Italian Ministry of the Interior – was held yesterday (7 August) as part of the 70th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. [...]

7 August 2017

Invitation to outreach events with Danish Ambassadors and Consul Generals

In connection with the annual Ambassador Meeting in Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has arranged a number of outreach events at different venues in Copenhagen. At the events, Danish Ambassadors and Consul Generals will provide insight into the situations, possibilities and challenges of their respective countries. Read about all the events [...]

7 August 2017

Liberia elections: Making 2017 count for women

August 7, 2017 - In October 2017, Liberians will head to the polls to vote, as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female Head of State, completes her second and final term tenure this year. Women constitute half of the over two million people who have registered to vote, according to Liberia’s National Elections [...]

4 August 2017

Refugee team competes in World Athletics Championships

Five athletes heading from Kenya to the IAAF championships in London will be the first refugees to take part in the competition. By Yvonne Ndege. Nairobi, Kenya, 3 August 2017 – Five refugee athletes are heading to London from Kenya to compete in the World Athletics Championships opening this week, the first time in the competition’s 34-year [...]

1 August 2017

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding

Geneva/New York, 1 August 2017 – No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates. The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that [...]

31 July 2017

It’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. What do we need to do now?

Switzerland, 31. July 2017 - It is believed that millions are currently victims of trafficking in persons around the world. It is almost impossible to think about each one of those numbers as individual human beings and it can feel like an insurmountable problem. But it isn’t. And on this World Day Against Trafficking in [...]

26 July 2017

Looking for a small present – buy handmade soap from some of the most vulnerable women in Burkina Faso – and make a difference

Last year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund bought a batch of handmade soap from Burkina Faso for sale in the UN City shop in Copenhagen. The soap is made by some of the most vulnerable women in Burkina Faso, namely those accused of being witches. The women are living at the UNFPA-supported Delwende [...]

26 July 2017

Game of Thrones star dedicates birthday to climate action

New York, 20 July 2017 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has announced that all he wants for his birthday this year is a healthy planet. To celebrate his 47th birthday this month, the Danish actor and star of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is asking his friends, family and fans to help [...]