13 December 2018

UNHCR donors commit a record US$926 million in initial pledges for refugees, internally displaced and stateless people in 2019

Geneva, 12 December 2018 - Donor governments today pledged an initial US$926 million towards the work of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in providing protection and assistance to millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide in 2019. The pledges, made at an annual donor gathering in Geneva, amount to the highest [...]

7 December 2018

First group of refugees evacuated from new departure facility in Libya

Geneve 6 December 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees, including 81 women and children, were previously detained in Libya. After securing their [...]

13 November 2018

What does the future hold for young people in Ukraine: Peace or Powerlessness?

13 November 2018 - Invitation to event with the UNFPA representative in Ukraine UNFPA Representative in Ukraine Caspar Peek will talk about: What is the current situation in Ukraine, in light of the continued locked political situation and the ongoing armed conflict in eastern Ukraine? How is the low involvement of the younger generations a [...]

19 October 2018

UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths

Geneva, 17 October 2018 - Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release Ahead of this week’s meeting of European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, are together appealing to European leaders to urgently take steps to address this year’s record rate of drownings on the Mediterranean [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

25 September 2018

South Sudanese surgeon wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

25 September 2018 - South Sudanese surgeon Dr. Evan Atar Adaha has been named the 2018 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award. Known as Dr. Atar, he is being honoured for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict and persecution in Sudan and South Sudan, as well [...]

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 [...]

18 October 2016

Read the brand new UN City supplement of Copenhagen Post

​​Copenhagen Post has recently published a new UN City supplement. Under the theme "Partnerships for the Global Development Goals" the supplement includes articles with contributions from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, Deputy Director General of the Confederation of Danish Industry, Thomas Bustrup, and the Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director, Grete Faremo - discussing how the [...]

2 March 2016

#UNCityzens: Working to connect UNOPS on a global scale

UNOPS recently implemented a new Enterprise Resource Planning system, oneUNOPS, for their staff worldwide, which alone replaces the use of seventeen different systems. We met Justin Waugh and Issam Amarin from UNOPS Business Innovation and Improvement Programme, who are part of the team behind the new system. Getting to Copenhagen Justin Waugh is from Scotland, [...]