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UN General Assembly extends mandate for High Commissioner Grandi

GENEVA 23 November 2020

The United Nations General Assembly today renewed the mandate of Filippo Grandi as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a further two-and-a-half-year-period.

The extension of Grandi’s mandate follows a recommendation by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly.

High Commissioner Grandi, […]

UNHCR: Pace of Ethiopian refugee arrivals in Sudan unseen in the last two decades

Geneva, 17 November 2020

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 warning that a full-scale […]

New publication! “Enhancing forest targets and measures in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”

Copenhagen, 17 November 2020

Countries can incorporate the full potential of forests in their NDCs.

Forests must play a crucial role if we are to keep average global temperature rise below 1.5°C. However, despite the urgency of the climate crisis, the potential of forests to mitigate […]

USD 10 million for adaptation innovation available: Apply now, join the launch

Copenhagen, 13 November 2020

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) with support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is jointly launching with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a new USD 10 million small grants programme with funding from the Adaptation Fund. The Adaptation […]

UN Agencies in Denmark

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