24 September 2018

Youth2030: UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’

24 September 2018 - Noting that it was “a rare treat” to see so many young faces at the UN, to launch the new “Youth2030” strategy, UN chief António Guterres highlighted a list of challenges “the largest young generation in history” faces today. He noted that “globalization, new technologies, displacement, shrinking civic space, changing [...]

7 June 2018

New DKK 4bn fund contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries

7 June 2018 - Today, six pension funds and IFU signed an agreement to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish know-how and technology. The current capital commitment is DKK 4.1bn, and it is expected that [...]

2 May 2018

“Leaving no one Behind – Saving Lives through Immunization”: Photo and Video Exhibit in UN City Copenhagen

Copenhagen, 2 May 2018 -  To highlight the importance of immunization during World and European Immunization Week, WHO/Europe and UNICEF Supply Division created a joint photo and video exhibit in the UN City Lobby in Copenhagen. The exhibit, taking place between the 23rd of April and the 4th of May 2018, showcases UNICEF and WHO’s [...]

22 March 2018

Remarks at Launch of International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028

22 March 2018 Secretary-General António Guterres I am pleased to be with you on World Water Day to launch the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development. I commend President Rahmon of Tajikistan for spearheading this effort at the General Assembly. I recall my trip to Tajikistan last year, when I had [...]

1 March 2018

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

1 March 2018 - Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme captures the vibrant life of the women activists whose passion and commitment have won women’s rights over the generations, and successfully brought change. We celebrate an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, [...]

19 February 2018

EU, UNDP cooperation key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Brussels, 19 February 2018 - Cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has a major role to play in fulfilling the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and ending poverty, protecting the planet, and building prosperity for all, concluded the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Development between both institutions, opened by Neven Mimica, [...]

14 February 2018

New UN Women report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth robust agenda to shift gears

United Nations, New York, 14 February 2018 — UN Women today launched its flagship report, “Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The report demonstrates through concrete evidence and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, and puts forth actionable recommendations on how [...]

5 December 2017

Report launch: Hack the Future of Development Aid

Is the development sector the next to be disrupted? Tech is ready to take over! Blockchain offers to deliver rights to the poor and to speed up aid transfers, which is the job description of most development agencies. The technology is currently disrupting the financial sector replacing banks with the code. Will it disrupt the [...]

29 November 2017

Global Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) are co-hosting this event to create awareness of the global goals for sustainable development and the business opportunities they provide for ensuring its achievement. Date and time: December 5, 2017, 09:30-17:00 Venue: Eigtveds Pakhus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]