17 May 2017

UN Migration Agency Director General’s Message on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Switzerland, 17 May 2017 - Every person experiences migration differently. Gender identity and sexual orientation can have an impact on a migrant’s journey – unfortunately, often in a negative and even dangerous way. In 2017, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals still face an alarming number of human rights abuses, including exclusion, [...]

17 May 2017

Invitation to the premiere of the documentary: Lykketoft and the Occasionally United Nations

Grunnet Film & UN City Copenhagen invite you to the premiere of the documentary: Lykketoft and the Occasionally United Nations Date: Monday the 29th of May Time: 5pm Place: UN City Copenhagen, Marmorvej 51 – 2100 Copenhagen Registration: https://lykketoft-and-the-occasionally-un-tickets.eventbrite.com Mogens Lykketoft is the first ever Dane to hold the position as President of the [...]

16 May 2017

Over US$1.4 billion needed for South Sudan refugees in 2017

Geneva, 15 May 2017 - The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking USD 1.4 Billion to provide life-saving aid to South Sudanese refugees in the six neighbouring countries until the end of 2017 – according to [...]

16 May 2017

Invitation to a cultural evening with Indian classical and fusion music

22 May 2017 - Asien Musik Forening proudly presents a cultural evening featuring Indian classical and fusion music with Muthu Kumar & Praveen Narayanaswamy on tabla accompanied by Kaviraj Singh on santoor and vocal on Monday the 22nd of May 2017 from 18.15-19.30 at UN City Campus 1, Marmorvej 51. Registration is necessary on: https://asien-musik-forening.eventbrite.com Please remember to bring a picture ID. Access the [...]

15 May 2017

Vienna Energy Forum participants formulate key messages reflecting role of energy in implementing SDGs and Paris climate agreement

Vienna, 15 May 2017 – Participants at the Vienna Energy Forum, which concluded on Friday in the Austrian capital, agreed on ten key messages that highlight the catalytic role of energy for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate. Key message 1 - Many of the [...]

12 May 2017

UNOPS Executive Director calls for smart solutions to propel Asian economies

At the World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Phomn Penh this week, Grete Faremo participated in a panel discussion on the region’s impact on the global economy. ​"UNOPS stands ready to support across key areas such as green energy, clean water, social housing, and disaster management. We will help [...]

12 May 2017

This Mother’s Day, remembering the joys – and dangers – of motherhood

United Nations, New York/Homs, Syria – Motherhood should be a time of joy, but for too many women, it comes with something else: peril. "Becoming a mother and having a family was always a dream of mine. But I never expected it to happen in these circumstances," Fatima told aid workers in Homs, the [...]

10 May 2017

Ending Poverty: The Road to 2030

UN City Copenhagen will host the event Ending Poverty: The Road to 2030 on 11-12 May, 2017 This event presents an opportunity to showcase the world’s progress to date on reducing extreme poverty, identify barriers to future progress on SDG 1, convene country representatives to reflect on real-life lessons and progress, and highlight and [...]