25 October 2019

UNHCR launches sustainable energy strategy, strengthens climate action

In recognition of the growing climate crisis and to boost refugees’ access to safe and sustainable energy, while minimising its own environmental impact, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched a four-year Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy.   The strategy promotes the transition to clean, renewable energy at refugee camps and hosting sites, including for individual [...]

17 October 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres visits UN City Copenhagen

Copenhagen, 10 October 2019 Thursday 10 October, UN City welcomed United Nation's Secretary-General António Guterres to UN City Campus 1 and 2 for the very first time. The UN Secretary-General attended a Town Hall Meeting in which he spoke to hundreds of UN City staff. In his speech, Guterres emphasized, among others, on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

4 July 2019

Kyrgyzstan ends statelessness in historic first

Geneva, 4 July 2019 - In a breakthrough in the global fight against statelessness, the Kyrgyz Republic has today become a leading example of how statelessness can be eradicated by bringing the number of stateless people in the country from 13,000 to zero in just five years.In a ceremony this morning in the capital, Bishkek, [...]