Copenhagen 17 July, 2020 The Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report, which launches today, estimates that some 3.6 billion cooling appliances are currently in use worldwide. Yet, if cooling is provided to everyone who needs it – and not just those who can afford it – this would require as many as 14 billion cooling [...]
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Copenhagen, 9 July 2020 United Nations (UN) organizations spent $19.9 billion on goods and services in 2019, according to a new report published by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system. The 2019 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement analyzes the combined annual UN spending on goods and services. It shows that the UN’s [...]
New York, 7 July 2020 The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 reviews progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development amid the COVID-19 crisis. The report uses the latest available data and estimates to track progress towards the SDGs before the pandemic started, but it also looks at some of the devastating initial impacts [...]
Copenhagen, 3 July 2020 The 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC70), the annual meeting of the governing bodies of the European Region, will be held on 14–15 September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually with a reduced 2-day programme. Health ministers and high-level representatives [...]
UNOPS calls on the global community to change the way infrastructure is planned, delivered and managed so that it empowers women and girls
Copenhagen, 2 July 2020 A new report published by UNOPS calls on the global community to change the way infrastructure is planned, delivered and managed so that it empowers women and girls. The report, 'Infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women' examines the numerous barriers women and girls face when trying to access [...]
Copenhagen, 2 July 2020 The UNICEF 2019 Supply Annual Report provides insights into the scaling up efforts that UNICEF and partners undertook in 2019. In 2019, UNICEF procured $3.826 billion in goods and services for children in 150 countries and areas. This includes life-saving commodities to improve the health, education, safety and well-being of [...]
Copenhagen, 1 July 2020 Health in Europe is a new podcast from the WHO Regional Office for Europe. WHO works with thousands of inspiring and driven individuals and groups, and this podcast is about hearing their stories and how they might impact your day-to-day life. The first episode of the podcast focuses on the [...]
Copenhagen, 30 June 2020 According to the new WHO/Europe report, “Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region”, increasing the prices that consumers pay for alcohol is one of the most cost-effective tools available for policy-makers looking to reduce alcohol consumption and associated harm. Well-chosen pricing policies can help countries not only lower alcohol consumption [...]
Despite disruptions, UNICEF delivers critical life-saving supplies to over 100 countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
New York/Copenhagen, 26 June 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic upending the lives of millions of children around the world, UNICEF is delivering life-saving supplies despite unprecedented transport and logistical constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “From supply shortages to transport constraints, COVID-19 has brought enormous challenges to our supply operations,” said UNICEF Executive Director [...]
Copenhagen, 18 June 2020 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today appealing to countries worldwide to do far more to find homes for millions of refugees and others displaced by conflict, persecution or events seriously disturbing public order. This is as a report released today showed that forced displacement is now affecting more than [...]