5 May 2020

WHO/Europe: Enabling positive birth experiences in the time of COVID-19

Rome, 5 May 2020 At the beginning of the epidemic, our initial reaction was fear – fear of getting infected, of how our work may be affected and for the health of the pregnant women requiring our assistance. Our priority became tackling that fear by adhering to guidelines, including those from WHO, and putting [...]

27 April 2020

UNEP DTU Partnership joins climate collabathon

Copenhagen, 24 April 2020 PhD Fellow at UNEP DTU Partnership, Marco Schletz is heading up a prompt developing a Climate Bond Platform using blockchain technology, during the Yale Open Innovation Lab Climate Collabathon taking place this week (April 22-26th). The prompt will develop a platform for real-time monitoring the impact of tokenized climate bond projects by creating [...]

16 April 2020

Press release: UN agencies welcome first relocation of unaccompanied children from Greece

Geneva, 15 April 2020 IOM, the International Organization for Migration, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, today welcomed the relocation of 12 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Greece to Luxembourg. The children, who had been living in overcrowded reception and identification centres for several months on the islands of Lesvos, Samos [...]

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 [...]