15 January 2021

IOM to Portuguese EU Presidency: Reform of Migration Policy Key to Recovery

Brussels, 15 January 2021 As 2021 begins with a promising COVID-19 vaccine in sight, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) encourages the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) to advance an ambitious, forward-looking reform of European migration policy that engenders recovery from the pandemic and long-term resilience. In recommendations to the Presidency released today (15/01), [...]

15 January 2021

CTCN seeking experts: Project in Timor-Leste

Copenhagen, 15 January 2021 The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking experts for the implementation of the following technical assistance: Enabling Readiness for Capacity Building on Installation and Maintenance of Solar PV in Timor-Leste.  Deadline to express the interest: 1 February, 2021 For this call, the CTCN has initiated a new procurement process [...]

13 January 2021

Susanne Pedersen appointed new director for the UNEP DTU Partnership

Copenhagen, 12 January 2021 Effective from 1 April 2021, DTU Management has appointed Susanne Pedersen as new director for UNEP DTU Partnership. Susanne comes from a position as Assistant Director-General at the Global Green Growth Institute in Seoul. Mette Wier, Head of Department at DTU Management, is looking forward to welcoming the new director. [...]

12 January 2021

Meet Etleva “Eva” Kadilli, Director of UNICEF Supply Division

Copenhagen, 11 January 2020 The head of UNICEF Supply Division, Etleva “Eva” Kadilli, talks about the challenges and opportunities in the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. How long have you been working at UNICEF and how are you involved in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines? This month I am completing 25 years serving the [...]

4 January 2021

2020 Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization

New York, 4 January 2021 In 1945, world leaders gathered in San Francisco to sign the Charter of the United Nations, which gave birth to an organization that represented new hope for a world emerging from the horrors of the Second World War. Our founders were in no doubt about the kind of world [...]

12 November 2020

New WHO dashboard quantifies and visualizes European countries’ COVID-19 measures

Copenhagen, 10 November 2020 WHO/Europe has just launched its Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM) Severity Index to provide standardized data on the ways in which countries in the WHO European Region have sought to slow or stop community spread of COVID-19. This latest tool systematically captures and analyses individual governmental PHSM responses to [...]

4 November 2020

Online events hosted by UN City agencies in November

Copenhagen, 4 November 2020 We are very happy to invite you to participate in three online events this month. On 5 November, WHO/Europe will host a webinar on Millenials - a generation worried sick about the SDGs. On 11 November UN Women is co-hosting an introduction to the Women Empowerment Principles. And on 20 November you are [...]

26 October 2020

UNEP/DTU Partnership: Two new briefs on Data Centres

October 20 2020 Digitalisation Powerhouse and Energy Efficiency Potentia Key messages: The digitalisation of the economy worldwide and technological innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet-of-things (IoT) and blockchain are driving exponential growth in the demand for data centres’ services. Data centres use approximately 200 TWh of electricity annually, corresponding to roughly 1% of [...]