2 September 2020

UNOPS: Statement by Grete Faremo to the UNOPS executive board

Copenhagen, 1 September 2020 Under-Secretary-General Faremo delivered a statement to the 2020 Second Regular Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board, held virtually. Ms. Faremo spoke to UNOPS commitment to governments and partners in these unprecedented times. As of today, the organization is projected to deliver over $400 million worth of projects addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

27 August 2020

UNEP/DTU Webinar: The development of long-term low-emission development strategies

Copenhagen, 26 August 2020 We call on parties to the Paris Agreement to formulate and communicate long-term low emission development strategies (LT-LEDS) with their national pathways for greenhouse gas emission until 2050 and beyond. These strategies are fundamental tools available for countries to envision the alignment of low-emission development with broader sustainability, socio-economic and climate [...]

18 August 2020

UNEP/DTU webinar: Development of Reporting Framework for the private sector with the focus on Sustainable Development Assessment

Copenhagen, 18 August 2020 Even though the enhanced transparency framework will enter into full implementation phase by 2024, many developing countries still lack the tools, institutional and human capacity to comprehensively assess the impacts of national policies and actions. However, private sector and other non-state actions are not well reflected in national or international [...]

11 August 2020

WHO/Europe: Announcing the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development: Rethinking Policy Priorities in the light of Pandemics

Copenhagen, 11 August 2020 The WHO Regional Office for Europe is convening a Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development to rethink policy priorities in the light of pandemics. After identifying and reviewing the relevant evidence, the Commission will draw lessons from the ways in which different countries‘ health systems have responded to the COVID-19 [...]

20 July 2020

UNEP DTU Partnership: Focus on efficient cooling in post-pandemic recovery plans

Copenhagen 17 July, 2020 The Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report, which launches today, estimates that some 3.6 billion cooling appliances are currently in use worldwide. Yet, if cooling is provided to everyone who needs it – and not just those who can afford it – this would require as many as 14 billion cooling [...]

9 July 2020

Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement 2019

Copenhagen, 9 July 2020 United Nations (UN) organizations spent $19.9 billion on goods and services in 2019, according to a new report published by UNOPS on behalf of the UN system. The 2019 Annual Statistical Report on UN Procurement analyzes the combined annual UN spending on goods and services. It shows that the UN’s [...]

9 July 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020

New York, 7 July 2020 The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 reviews progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development amid the COVID-19 crisis. The report uses the latest available data and estimates to track progress towards the SDGs before the pandemic started, but it also looks at some of the devastating initial impacts [...]

6 July 2020

New 5-year programme for health in Europe on the agenda at virtual annual meeting

Copenhagen, 3 July 2020 The 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC70), the annual meeting of the governing bodies of the European Region, will be held on 14–15 September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually with a reduced 2-day programme. Health ministers and high-level representatives [...]