15 May 2020

UNEP DTU Partnership: Mediterranean municipalities in street lighting exercise

Copenhagen, 14 May 2020 The Mediterranean local communities play a key role in the energy transition. Cities are in the best position to take actions on the ground and to meet local needs in order to address pressing challenges related to growing energy demand, the climate emergency, and the need to find innovative and [...]

13 May 2020

New WHO resource on enhancing competencies of primary care nurses

Copenhagen, 12 May 2020 For International Nurses Day on 12 May, WHO/Europe has published a set of resources to support countries to invest in and strengthen their primary health-care nursing workforce. The publication “Competencies for nurses working in primary health care” provides guidance and inspiration for policy-makers, instructors, managers and clinicians to develop needed [...]

13 May 2020

WHO/Europe: Preparing for a long, hot summer with COVID-19

Copenhagen, 5 May 2020 For much of the WHO European Region, we need to be prepared for a long, hot summer. Weather services are expecting the coming summer to be warmer and drier than usual in the Region. The public, medical professionals and public health authorities need to be prepared for heatwaves and to [...]

12 May 2020

UNEP DTU Partnership join the Paris Committee on Capacity-building Network

Copenhagen, 6 May 2020 UNEP DTU Partnership has joined the Paris Committee on Capacity-building Network, a network that seeks to engage initiatives and entities at local, national, regional, and global levels to support capacity-building efforts for greater climate action. Since 2015, the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) has worked to overcome current and emerging gaps and needs [...]

5 May 2020

WHO/Europe: Enabling positive birth experiences in the time of COVID-19

Rome, 5 May 2020 At the beginning of the epidemic, our initial reaction was fear – fear of getting infected, of how our work may be affected and for the health of the pregnant women requiring our assistance. Our priority became tackling that fear by adhering to guidelines, including those from WHO, and putting [...]

2 May 2020

UNEP DTU Partnership: Ensuring green finance flows

Copenhagen, 29 April 2020 In the struggle to curb global emissions and adapt to the already devastating effects of climate change, we cannot reach our common goals without green finance and investments on a massive scale. Now, with the support of UNEP DTU Partnership, one of Denmark’s biggest investors in developing countries, the Danish Investment [...]

29 April 2020

UNFPA: Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancy expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic

New York, 28 April 2020 A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning to take shape, but experts estimate the human cost could be extraordinary. The economic and physical disruptions caused by the disease could have vast consequences for the rights and health of women and girls, a new analysis by [...]

28 April 2020

Coronavirus: UNHCR offers practical recommendations in support of European countries to ensure access to asylum and safe reception

Europe, 27 April 2020 With the world mobilizing to combat the spread of COVID-19, many countries in Europe and beyond have adopted exceptional measures to manage their borders, limiting air travel and cross-border mobility. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called today on European countries to safeguard the many good practices and redouble their [...]

27 April 2020

WHO/Europe publishes considerations for gradual easing of COVID-19 measures

Europe, 24 April 2020 WHO/Europe has published key considerations for the gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions introduced by many countries in response to the spread of COVID-19 across the European Region. The transition out of lockdown is set to be a complex and uncertain phase. Challenges and circumstances vary from country to country [...]