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UN Secretary-General António Guterres visiting UN City. Photo: Thomas Frøde.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres visiting UN City.

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Head of UNHCR calls for urgent response to overcrowding in Greek island reception centres, Europe to share responsibility

29 November 2019

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged Greece to implement urgent measures to address severe overcrowding on the Greek Aegean islands and stressed the need for European solidarity, after a three-day visit to the island of Lesvos and to Athens.

At a press […]

UN Women launches global campaign: 16 Days of Activism – Against Gender-Based Violence

Copenhagen, 22 November 2019

November 25th marks the beginning of UN Women’s global campaign ‘Orange the World’ which takes place every year during ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ between November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and December 10th, […]

UNHCR launches sustainable energy strategy, strengthens climate action

24 October, 2019 

In recognition of the growing climate crisis and to boost refugees’ access to safe and sustainable energy, while minimising its own environmental impact, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched a four-year Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy.

The strategy promotes the transition to clean, renewable […]

Culture Night in UN City Copenhagen 2019

Copenhagen, 11 October 2019

Friday 11 October, UN City had the honour of welcoming more than 2000 people at Culture Night 2019. The 11 UN agencies resident in UN City Copenhagen shared their work with the public and showed how they work towards reaching the Sustainable […]

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UN City in Pictures

UN Day 24 October 2019
Every year UN City staff, families and friends came together for the annual celebrations of UN Day. 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.

Culture Night, 11 October 2019

UN City welcomed more than 2000 people at Culture Night 2019. The 11 UN agencies resident in UN City Copenhagen shared their work with the public and showed how they work towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s topic of the Culture Night was “Live like tomorrow – Creating the world we want”. The topic was the focal point of our activities among all four thematic areas present during the night: Refugees & Migration, Climate & Hunger, Education, Health & Women’s Rights, and Inequality & Partnerships.

Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference, 1-3 April 2019

Nearly 400 participants from around the world came together for the first Climate and SDGs Synergy Conference—formally the “Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”—and agreed that a stronger connection between the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides the world’s best opportunity for positive, systemic change that will ensure a sustainable and inclusive development in a healthy environment for present and future generations.

Read the press release.

Junior Culture Night, 15 March 2019

The Global Goals were the focal point for the Junior Culture Night hosted by #UNCity4Schools on Friday 15th of March. Around 4 pm, children and their parents arrived at UN City, which in honour of the occasion was transformed into a ‘Global Goals playground’ consisting of small ‘Islands’ with different activities. During the afternoon and evening, children built sustainable cities of bricks, they put Global Goal number 3 into practice through dance and parkour activities and they had a taste of the protein and vitamin-containing biscuits that the World Food Programme offers to children in countries with extreme hunger. The Junior Culture Night is a new initiative on the Copenhagen culture scene and the event in UN City was therefore the first of its kind. UN City welcomed in total 300 guests throughout the evening.

About UN City

UN City comprises two campuses. Campus 1 on Marmormolen houses 11 UN organizations with 1,500 staff members representing more than 100 nationalities. Campus 2, located in the container port in the Northern Harbor, constitutes UNICEF’s state-of-the-art high bay warehouse. With a total storage capacity of 36,000 pallets, it is the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world.

Visit UN City

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We welcome outside visitors once a week, Fridays at 14.00. Additionally, school or university groups can contact us for private tours or lectures from the UN agencies in the building. UN City also opens its doors to primary school children. Read more about #UNCity4Schools here.

The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Read about the Goals here.