4 October 2019

Press release: UNHCR urges more support to boost refugee access to tertiary education

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 [...]

4 October 2019

UNHCR Press Release – Kyrgyz human rights lawyer wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

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 [...]

30 September 2019

Visit UN City on Culture Night on October 11

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 [...]

25 September 2019

​​António Guterres’ address to the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly

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 [...]

18 September 2019

Royal Visit in UN City

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

Accelerating women’s right to decide on their own body

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 [...]

10 September 2019

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 [...]

4 September 2019

Youth empowerment event in UN City: On our way to Nairobi

4 September 2019 - On our way to Nairobi: Empowering adolescents and youth to fulfil their rights. A consultative dialogue at UN City, Copenhagen, 9 September 2019 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. In September, Save the Children Denmark is hosting the annual meeting of colleagues across the Save the Children International that work with youth empowerment and [...]

13 August 2019

UN City Personnel gathered for Flag Raising Ceremony in Pride Week

 Copenhagen / 13 August 2019 On August 13, UN City personnel gathered in front of UN City in Copenhagen for Copenhagen Pride week Flag Raising Ceremony. The Ceremony initiates UN City’s involvement in the coming Pride in Copenhagen where UN City personnel will focus on celebrating human rights and the [...]