25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948 in the wake of World War II. It was the first time in history that the world’s most powerful leaders came together to describe individual’s rights. Human rights, together with Security and Peace and Development, form the foundation of the UN system, and today they are a key element of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the most ambitious global development agenda ever.
Come and celebrate the human rights with us in UN City.
18.00-22.00: How well do you know your human rights?
At the arrival to the UN City Lobby you will be presented to a scenario related to the UN organization’s work. You are then asked to consider which rights you have in the specific scenario based on the 30 articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
18.00-22.00: Fun and games with the UN’s Global Goals
#UNCity4Schools invites all children and their parents to learn about the Global Goals through games and activities.
Play around in our games corner where we will challenge you in different activities with a Global Goals twist. Help us build the city of the future and relax in our creative zone.
18.00-22.00: What are vaccines and why do you need them?
Immunization is one of the best buys in global health and has a crucial role in achieving 14 of the 17 Global Goals. Widespread vaccination has saved millions of lives. By leaving no one behind we can further reduce the heavy burden of diseases like polio, measles and tetanus and even prevent some cancers like cervical and liver cancer.
18.00-22.00: Get an insight into life in a refugee camp
Refugees spend an average of 17 years in refugee camps. At Culture Night in UN City, the UN agencies give you an idea of what life in a refugee camp can look like. You can visit a refugee tent, see the relief items given to refugees, learn about the food they are receiving among other activities. In addition, via virtual reality technology you can experience life in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan through the eyes of a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl Sidra.
18.00-22.00: Performance by the UNison Choir
Experience what United Nations Staff sounds like in unison. The UN City staff choir – UNison – will perform in UN City throughout the evening.
18.00-22.00: Meet the UN Association
Meet the UN Association and learn about their work in Denmark and what they do to promote the work of the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. At their stand, you can test your knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and take a photo with your favourite Goal.
18.30-20.30:Presentation of UN City’s architecture and design
Learn about UN City’s green profile and design. Presentations take place at 18.30, 19.30, and 20.30.
All this will take place on October 12 at UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Participation does not require sign-up, but you need a Culture Night Pass, which can be purchased for 95 kr. at 7Eleven and museums in Copenhagen.
All visitors to UN City must go through a mandatory security check, consisting of a baggage scan/examination and a personal scan (much like at the airport). You therefore have to bring a photo-ID in order to enter our premises. Objects classified as weapons, appearing as weapons or that could be used as weapons are not permitted inside the UN City perimeter.
If you feel intrigued, but want to know more, please visit Culture Night’s online program and obtain more information on our events: https://www.kulturnatten.dk/da/Kulturnatten/Program/Detaljer?id=5654c99e-8d85-43f8-b5a2-7b912ec50599