10 May 2017

In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism

10 May 2017 – In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict. “I would probably more properly concentrated on what I consider to be three main challenges we are facing [...]

10 May 2017

World Migratory Bird Day: A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People

Bonn, 10 May 2017 - Migratory birds face an increasing number of threats while travelling huge distances. Their intercontinental flyways include key stopover sites that are essential for migratory birds to rest and refuel before continuing their journey. Celebrated in over 70 countries on or around 10 May, World Migratory Bird Day 2017 highlights [...]

8 May 2017

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

Juba/Geneva/Nairobi/New York, 8 May 2017 – More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today. “The horrifying fact that nearly one in five children in South Sudan has been forced to flee their home illustrates how devastating this conflict [...]

5 May 2017

New WFP Report Finds Food Insecurity Accelerates Global Migration

Rome, 5 May 2017 – At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders. The report determined [...]

4 May 2017

New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs

May 4, 2017 – Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released today by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa. Current energy production in Africa is [...]

3 May 2017

Copenhagen Centre participates at the G20 Energy Efficiency Forum

2 May 2017 - The German G20 presidency, in cooperation with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), has invited G20 partners and guest countries, international organisations, as well as research institutions, think tanks and business representatives to the G20 [...]

1 May 2017

UN City opens new Visitor Centre for schools

Today, May 1, marks the official opening of UN City’s new Visitor Centre for schools – #UNCity4Schools. #UNCity4Schools invites all school classes from 1st to 9th grade to visit UN City to experience the building and learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Schools can choose between six themes adapted for different age groups, [...]

30 April 2017

WFP Executive Director To Visit Lebanon And Syria

Beirut, 30 April 2017 – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will make an official visit to Lebanon and Syria. This is the first visit of the newly appointed Executive Director to WFP operations since he assumed office earlier this month. Beasley will be in Lebanon and Syria from [...]

27 April 2017

Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Geneva, 27 April 2017 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador. Since her selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mardini has worked closely with UNHCR, highlighting with her own inspiring performances the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team and the wider [...]