9 November 2020

16th CTCN Advisory Board meeting: Watch it online

Copenhagen, 9 November 2020 The Climate Technology Centre and Network is accountable to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC through the CTCN Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets twice per year and provides direction on the CTCN’s fulfillment of the COP’s guidance. The meeting will take place online. Date: 10 November [...]

6 November 2020

UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo: Procuring for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future

Copenhagen, 6 November The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically exposed the challenges in public procurement practices and supply chains. As countries around the world scrambled to procure supplies, from personal protective equipment, to test kits and clinical care equipment, time was not on anyone’s side, supplies were low and demand was extremely high. And the [...]

4 November 2020

Online events hosted by UN City agencies in November

Copenhagen, 4 November 2020 We are very happy to invite you to participate in three online events this month. On 5 November, WHO/Europe will host a webinar on Millenials - a generation worried sick about the SDGs. On 11 November UN Women is co-hosting an introduction to the Women Empowerment Principles. And on 20 November you are [...]

14 October 2020

Follow WHO’s online film festival throughout October

Copenhagen, 14 October 2020 WHO is holding an online film festival showcasing some of the entrants from the inaugural Health for All Film Festival. From 10 to 24 October 2020, films will be shown on WHO’s YouTube channel with the option to ask questions via live chat. Read more about the online festival and the [...]

2 October 2020

UNEP: New guidance on national adaptation reporting

Copenhagen, 1 October 2020 This practical guide from ICAT and UNEP DTU Partnership helps countries report on adaptation through the Biennial Transparency Report. With the way countries report on adaptation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) set to change, a new guide published today provides technical experts responsible for producing [...]

2 October 2020

Colombian child rights defender wins UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

Geneva, 1 October 2020. This year’s laureate of the Nansen Refugee Award - a humanitarian prize given annually by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - is an educator who has spent more than 20 years rescuing sexually exploited and trafficked children, many of them refugees. Mayerlín Vergara Pérez, Maye, has dedicated her life to [...]

1 October 2020

UNDP: Statement by Ulrika Modéer on United Nations’ 75th Anniversary

Copenhagen, 25 September 2020 "If we come together, we will be able to find the best solutions," On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ulrika Modéer, shares her take on how to shape the future we [...]

1 October 2020

UNOPS: Let’s build a future that empowers all woman and girls

Copenhagen, 1 October 2020 Twenty-five years ago, tens of thousands of activists and delegates came together in China’s capital city to create the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most ambitious roadmap for the empowerment of all women and girls around the world. While countries have made modest but hard-earned gains towards [...]

22 September 2020

Address to the 75th General Assembly by the Secretary-General

New York, 22 September 2020 Please, find below the full address to the 75th General Assembly delivered by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Enter this link for recordings of the address. "Excellencies, In a world turned upside down, this General Assembly Hall is among the strangest sights of all. The COVID-19 pandemic has [...]