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.

  • 1957

    World Health Organization (WHO) European Regional Office

  • 1963

    UNICEF Supply Division

  • 1993

    UN Development Programme (UNDP)

  • 1996


  • 2000

    World Food Programme (WFP)

  • 2001

    UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • 2009

    Construction of UN City begins

  • 2013

    UN City opens on 4 July

UN City in Copenhagen is today the sixth biggest UN City in the Western world with 2,000 employees across 10 UN agencies and two campuses.


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

History of UN City
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