27 October 2017

Substantial decline in global measles deaths, but disease still kills 90 000 per year

Geneva/New York/Atlanta, 26 October 2017 - In 2016, an estimated 90 000 people died from measles – an 84% drop from more than 550 000 deaths in 2000 – according to a new report published today by leading health organizations. This marks the first time global measles deaths have fallen below 100 000 per year. “Saving [...]

24 October 2017

The United Nations celebrates its 72nd anniversary on 24 October 2017

24 October 2017 - UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. 24 October has been celebrated [...]

24 October 2017

Rohingya crisis: Donors pledge $344 million at UN-backed conference to support aid efforts

23 October 2017 – A United Nations-supported humanitarian conference today raised more than $344 million to fund critical relief programmes for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh. The exodus – which began in late August – continues unabated, making the crisis the fastest growing refugee emergency in the world today. As of Sunday, [...]

23 October 2017

Read the brand new UN City supplement on gender equality here!

Copenhagen Post has recently published a supplement made in collaboration with all 11 agencies in UN City. Under the theme gender equality, each agency has contributed with an article that addresses their organization's work with empowering women and harnessing the potential of gender equality. The supplement also includes an article by the Danish Minister for [...]

23 October 2017

UN Migration Agency Delivers Hygiene Kits to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, 23 October 2017 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is distributing hygiene kits to the most vulnerable of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled violence in Myanmar’s North Rakhine State for the relative safety of the vast refugee settlements that now cover the Cox’s Bazar district of southern Bangladesh. The kits, which [...]

20 October 2017

Rohingya crisis: UNICEF issues ‘Child Alert,’ outlines urgent action to save lives

20 October 2017 – Issuing a dire warning on the desperate situation of Rohingya refugee children, who now number more than 320,000 in Bangladesh, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for an end to the atrocities targeting civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine state, and immediate and unfettered access to all children affected by [...]

20 October 2017

Internship opportunities in UN City for spring 2018

Are you interested in an internship in UN City? ​A number of UN agencies residing in UN City have recently ​posted internship opportunities for the spring of 2018. The agencies are: UNHCR, UNOPS, ​UNDP Nordic Representation Office​​, ​UNFPA Nordic Office​, UN Women Nordic Office, WFP​ Nordic Office, UN City Public Diplomacy and Communication, and UNCity4Schools. Please visit this page [...]