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 [...]

11 June 2019

Refugees and migrants from Venezuela top 4 million: UNHCR and IOM

Geneva, 07 June 2019 - The number of Venezuelans leaving their country has reached 4 million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, announced today. Globally, Venezuelans are one of the single largest population groups displaced from their country. The pace of the outflow from Venezuela has been staggering. [...]

13 November 2018

What does the future hold for young people in Ukraine: Peace or Powerlessness?

13 November 2018 - Invitation to event with the UNFPA representative in Ukraine UNFPA Representative in Ukraine Caspar Peek will talk about: What is the current situation in Ukraine, in light of the continued locked political situation and the ongoing armed conflict in eastern Ukraine? How is the low involvement of the younger generations a [...]

9 November 2018

Number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reaches 3 million

Geneva,  8 November 2018 - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, announced today that the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela worldwide has now reached three million. According to data from national immigration authorities and other sources, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean host an estimated 2.4 [...]

2 October 2018

UN City welcomes officials to discuss the Joint Data Centre

2 October 2018 - On 28 September, a delegation comprised of the World Bank Group, UNHCR and the Government of Denmark representatives visited UN City to discuss the establishment of a Joint Data Centre on forced displacement. The new centre will greatly improve statistics on refugees, other displaced people and host communities by enabling [...]

24 October 2016

High level discussion on the role of the Nordics in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

On October 31st, the Nordic Council and UN City Copenhagen will host a high-level discussion to explore how the Nordic countries can work together to achieve the UN’s global sustainable development goals. The debate will lead up to a summit of the Nordic prime ministers during the 2016 Session of the Nordic Council. In September [...]

4 October 2016

Greek heroes honoured at 2016 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

Geneva, October 3 –  The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, today honoured the heroic efforts of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis by giving its Nansen Refugee Award to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and Efi Latsoudi of PIKPA village on the island of Lesvos.. The HRT and Efi Latsoudi received the Award at a [...]

19 September 2016

World leaders at UN summit adopt ‘bold’ plan to enhance protections for refugees and migrants

New York, 19 September 2016 – With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, world leaders came together at the United Nations today to adopt the New York Declaration, which expresses their political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility [...]