3 April 2020

COVID-19 updates from agencies

Copenhagen, 3 April 2020  Along with the World Health Organization, which is the leading authority on scientific and public health information on the new COVID-19 outbreak, the UN offices, field missions, agencies, funds, and programmes are providing new information in their spheres of expertise, as it becomes available. Please, find below links to webpages with information on [...]

3 April 2020

UNEP x DTU Partnership: New Regional Technology Brief Africa

Copenhagen, 2 April 2020 Africa is among the most vulnerable continents to climate change. By 2030, it is projected that between 75 and 250 million people on the continent will be exposed to increased water stress due to climate change. Enhancing the development, transfer and uptake of climate technology is a key pillar of [...]

9 March 2020

Press release: Almost 90% of Men/Women Globally Are Biased Against Women

New York, 5 March 2020 How big and thick is the Glass Ceiling? New analysis suggests that it covers all aspects of women’s lives, including the household and that it is constructed not of glass, but of pervasive bias and prejudice against women held by both men and women worldwide. These were the findings [...]

4 March 2020

Press release: UNHCR statement on the situation at the Turkey-EU border

Geneva, 2 March 2020 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for calm and an easing of tensions on Turkey’s borders with the European Union in light of the present increased movements of people there – including refugees and asylum-seekers. UNHCR is monitoring developments in Turkey and in Greece and is offering its support. [...]

17 December 2019

World gathering on refugees opens in Geneva after ‘decade of displacement’

Geneva, 16 December 2019 Global Refugee Forum, 16–18 December in Geneva A three-day global gathering aimed at transforming the way the world responds to refugee situations starts today in Geneva, Switzerland. The first-ever Global Refugee Forum brings together refugees, heads of state and government, UN leaders, international institutions, development organizations, business leaders and civil [...]

12 December 2019

Sporting world pledge support for refugees, ahead of next week’s Global Refugee Forum

Geneva, 10 December 2019 Over 80 organizations join UNHCR and the International Olympic Committee to help young refugees discover their potential through sports. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that more than 80 entities – including National Olympic Committees, international sporting federations, national associations, clubs, and civil [...]

22 November 2019

UN Women launches global campaign: 16 Days of Activism – Against Gender-Based Violence

Copenhagen, 22 November 2019 November 25th marks the beginning of UN Women’s global campaign ‘Orange the World’ which takes place every year during ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’ between November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and December 10th, the Human Rights Day. The campaign is part [...]