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 [...]

25 October 2019

UNHCR launches sustainable energy strategy, strengthens climate action

24 October, 2019  In recognition of the growing climate crisis and to boost refugees’ access to safe and sustainable energy, while minimising its own environmental impact, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched a four-year Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy. The strategy promotes the transition to clean, renewable energy at refugee camps and hosting sites, [...]

18 October 2019

Culture Night in UN City Copenhagen 2019

Copenhagen, 11 October 2019 Friday 11 October, UN City had the honour of welcoming more than 2000 people at Culture Night 2019. The 11 UN agencies resident in UN City Copenhagen shared their work with the public and showed how they work towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Inspired by the C40 Summit, which [...]

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 [...]

4 October 2019

Press release: UNHCR urges more support to boost refugee access to tertiary education

Geneva, 03 October 2019 Only three per cent of refugees have access to higher education, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. In its “Refugee Student Voices: Refugee Students In Higher Education” report released this week, UNHCR is calling for critical support to scale up existing programs and to help secure futures. “In recent years [...]

4 October 2019

UNHCR Press Release – Kyrgyz human rights lawyer wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

02 October 2019 A lawyer, whose work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness, has been selected as the 2019 winner of the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award. Azizbek Ashurov, through his organization Ferghana Valley Lawyers Without Borders (FVLWB), has helped [...]