History of UN City

The history of UN City begins in 2002, when the idea for a UN City in Copenhagen was first conceived.

Then a total of six UN agencies were present in the Danish capital: WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, WFP, UNFPA, and UNOPS.

Other UN agencies have since set up operations in Copenhagen.

1956 –
World Health Organization (WHO) European Regional Office

1956 –
1963 –
UNICEF Supply Division

1963 –
1993 –
UN Development Programme (UNDP)

1993 –
1996 –
UNOPS

1996 –
2000 –
World Food Programme (WFP)

2000 –
2001 –
UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

2001 –
2009 –
Construction of UN City begins

2009 –
2013 –
UN City opens on 4 July

2013 –

UN City in Copenhagen is today the sixth biggest UN City in the Western world with 2,000 employees across 11 UN agencies and two campuses.

Read more about UN City here and the United Nations here.

History of UN City
Photo by Joseph Mensa.
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