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 energy at refugee camps and hosting sites, including for individual [...]
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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 Development Goals. Inspired by the C40 Summit, which [...]
Copenhagen, 10 October 2019 Thursday 10 October, UN City welcomed United Nation's Secretary-General António Guterres to UN City Campus 1 and 2 for the very first time. The UN Secretary-General attended a Town Hall Meeting in which he spoke to hundreds of UN City staff. In his speech, Guterres emphasized, among others, on the [...]
Geneva, 03 October 2019 Only three per cent of refugees have access to higher education, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. In its “Refugee Student Voices: Refugee Students In Higher Education” report released this week, UNHCR is calling for critical support to scale up existing programs and to help secure futures. “In recent years [...]
02 October 2019 A lawyer, whose work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness, has been selected as the 2019 winner of the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award. Azizbek Ashurov, through his organization Ferghana Valley Lawyers Without Borders (FVLWB), has helped [...]
Copenhagen, 30 September 2019 On 11th of October this year, UN City invites you to come and meet the 11 UN agencies resident in UN City Copenhagen. Coming off the C40 Major Summit, which is held in Copenhagen 9-12 October, we are using the topic of the Summit in our Culture Night event [...]
New York, 24 September 2019 "The United Nations Charter sends a clear message to us all: put people first. The first words of the Charter -- “we the peoples” – are a summons to place people at the centre of our work. Every day. Everywhere. People with anxieties and aspirations. People with heartbreaks [...]
Copenhagen, 17 September 2019 Today, Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director, Grete Faremo, welcomed HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel, TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, along with business leaders, to UN City to discuss innovation and how public-private partnerships can help achieve the SDGs. "Achieving the SDGs requires more than [...]
13 September 2019 - By Pernille Fenger, chief, UNFPA Nordic Office Today, on Friday 13 September, it has been 25 years since 179 countries agreed that the right of the individual to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights is at the center of sustainable development. At the International Conference on Population and Development [...]
Joint Statement: Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and African Union agree to evacuate refugees out of Libya
Rwanda, 10 September 2019 - by Addis Ababa The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the African Union have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees out of Libya. Under the agreement, the Government of Rwanda will receive and provide [...]