6 March 2019

H.R.H. Princess Benedikte visits UN City and the UNICEF warehouse

6 March 2019 - Danish Princess Benedikte was welcomed by Executive Director of UNOPS and UN Under-Secretary-General, Grete Faremo, when she arrived at UN City Tuesday morning March 5. The main purpose of the visit was to give the Princess an insight into the 11 UN agencies located in UN City and the work [...]

6 March 2019

The Little Culture Night for Children

On 15 March, UN City will be transformed into the biggest playground in the city. #UNCity4Schools invites children of all ages to come play and learn about the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. We have plenty of SDG-related activities planned, such as “build a sustainable city”, SDG scavenger hunt, SDG face paint, [...]

22 February 2019

UNEP DTU Partnership director appointed Sustainable Development Professor

21 February 2019 - The title was bestowed by Yonsei University and former UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon to John Christensen, UNEP DTU Partnership's long time director. John Christensen, Director of the UNEP DTU Partnership, was appointed as the first Sustainable Development Professor at Yonsei University, in Korea. The Sustainable Development Professorship is part of [...]

19 February 2019

Less than 5 per cent of global refugee resettlement needs met last year

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 19 February 2019 - New data released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency shows that despite record levels of worldwide forced [...]

18 February 2019

Secretary-General nominates Inger Andersen of Denmark as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme

18 February 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Ms. Andersen is currently serving as Director General of [...]

18 February 2019

United Nations Seeks USD 920 Million for Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis in 2019

Geneva, 15 February 2019 – United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched today (15/02) the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. The appeal seeks to raise USD 920 million to meet the massive needs of more than 900,000 refugees from Myanmar and over 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in host communities. Critical aid [...]

16 February 2019

118-truck convoy delivers urgent aid to stranded residents in Rukban, Syria

Rukban, Syria, 16 February 2019 – As part of the largest-ever humanitarian convoy by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, UNFPA has delivered critical reproductive health supplies, hygiene and dignity kits to women and girls in the remote Rukban area of South-east Syria. Some 118 trucks brought life-saving assistance to the makeshift settlement, where [...]

14 February 2019

First Deputy Director appointed for the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network

Copenhagen, 14 February 2019 – The United Nation-led Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) appointed Mr. Tomoo Machiba as its first Deputy Director. With this newly created role, Mr. Machiba will lead the Centre’s efforts for actively engaging its donor countries, financial institutions, Consortium and Network members, the private sector and other stakeholder groups. He [...]

14 February 2019

Towards a digital health roadmap for the WHO European Region

14 February 2019 - How can countries in the Region design and invest in digital innovations that strengthen health systems to achieve better health for all? More than 300 decision-makers, policy experts and researchers from 50 countries gathered at the WHO Symposium on the Future of Digital Health Systems on 6–8 February 2019 in [...]

12 February 2019

Thousands fleeing new violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State

Geneva 12 February 2009 - This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seeing a surge in refugee arrivals from South Sudan in [...]