7 June 2018

New DKK 4bn fund contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries

7 June 2018 - Today, six pension funds and IFU signed an agreement to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish know-how and technology. The current capital commitment is DKK 4.1bn, and it is expected that [...]

24 May 2018

Climate Change, Migration and Displacement – invitation to report launch event

Our changing climate is having a significant impact on life and livelihoods all over the world: storms, rising sea levels, desertification, droughts, flooding and environmental degradation are occurring more frequently and with increased intensity. These changes are affecting people everywhere, but in developing countries the consequences are often more severe than in wealthy countries. [...]

5 December 2017

Report launch: Hack the Future of Development Aid

Is the development sector the next to be disrupted? Tech is ready to take over! Blockchain offers to deliver rights to the poor and to speed up aid transfers, which is the job description of most development agencies. The technology is currently disrupting the financial sector replacing banks with the code. Will it disrupt the [...]

29 November 2017

Global Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) are co-hosting this event to create awareness of the global goals for sustainable development and the business opportunities they provide for ensuring its achievement. Date and time: December 5, 2017, 09:30-17:00 Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

23 October 2017

Read the brand new UN City supplement on gender equality here!

Copenhagen Post has recently published a supplement made in collaboration with all 11 agencies in UN City. Under the theme gender equality, each agency has contributed with an article that addresses their organization's work with empowering women and harnessing the potential of gender equality. The supplement also includes an article by the Danish Minister for [...]

7 August 2017

Invitation to outreach events with Danish Ambassadors and Consul Generals

In connection with the annual Ambassador Meeting in Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark has arranged a number of outreach events at different venues in Copenhagen. At the events, Danish Ambassadors and Consul Generals will provide insight into the situations, possibilities and challenges of their respective countries. Read about all the events [...]

26 October 2016

Secretary-General Welcomes Plans to Create New Museum about United Nations in Copenhagen

New York, 24 October 2016 - The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today of the creation of the Museum for the United Nations — UN Live. This new, global museum, headquartered in Copenhagen, will engage audiences on the work and values of [...]

15 June 2016

Denmark’s human rights record to be reviewed by UN Committee

Geneva 15 June 2016 – Denmark’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee on 20 and 21 June in Geneva. As one of the 168 States that have ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Denmark is required to undergo review by the Committee on how it is [...]

16 October 2015

UNFPA’s Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin visited Copenhagen

UNFPA’s Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin visited Copenhagen on 26 August. During the Executive Director’s visit, he met with among other Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen and UNFPA Patron HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.  

24 September 2014

UN Expands in Copenhagen

24 September 2014 - Press Release from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs:  The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is moving 125 of their employees to Copenhagen. It is the organization's department for fundraising, which in the near future will have an office alongside other UN agencies at UN City in Copenhagen. The agreement [...]