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

UN Secretary-General António Guterres visiting UN City.


UN launches 75th anniversary dialogues: The biggest global conversation on the world’s future starts now

New York, 2 January 2020

January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative – the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in building a better future for all. The initiative will see the UN spark dialogues throughout 2020 in diverse […]

World gathering on refugees opens in Geneva after ‘decade of displacement’

Geneva, 16 December 2019

Global Refugee Forum, 16–18 December in Geneva

A three-day global gathering aimed at transforming the way the world responds to refugee situations starts today in Geneva, Switzerland.

The first-ever Global Refugee Forum brings together refugees, heads of state and government, UN leaders, international institutions, […]

Sporting world pledge support for refugees, ahead of next week’s Global Refugee Forum

Geneva, 10 December 2019

Over 80 organizations join UNHCR and the International Olympic Committee to help young refugees discover their potential through sports.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that more than 80 entities – including National Olympic Committees, international […]

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 Agencies in Denmark

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.