26 October 2020

2 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 global [...]

14 October 2020

Follow WHO’s online film festival throughout October

Copenhagen, 14 October 2020 WHO is holding an online film festival showcasing some of the entrants from the inaugural Health for All Film Festival. From 10 to 24 October 2020, films will be shown on WHO’s YouTube channel with the option to ask questions via live chat. Read more about the online festival and the [...]

2 October 2020

UNEP: New guidance on national adaptation reporting

Copenhagen, 1 October 2020 This practical guide from ICAT and UNEP DTU Partnership helps countries report on adaptation through the Biennial Transparency Report. With the way countries report on adaptation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) set to change, a new guide published today provides technical experts responsible for producing [...]

2 October 2020

Colombian child rights defender wins UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

Geneva, 1 October 2020. This year’s laureate of the Nansen Refugee Award - a humanitarian prize given annually by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency - is an educator who has spent more than 20 years rescuing sexually exploited and trafficked children, many of them refugees. Mayerlín Vergara Pérez, Maye, has dedicated her life to [...]

1 October 2020

UNDP: Statement by Ulrika Modéer on United Nations’ 75th Anniversary

Copenhagen, 25 September 2020 "If we come together, we will be able to find the best solutions," On the occasion of the UN’s 75th anniversary, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ulrika Modéer, shares her take on how to shape the future we [...]

1 October 2020

UNOPS: Let’s build a future that empowers all woman and girls

Copenhagen, 1 October 2020 Twenty-five years ago, tens of thousands of activists and delegates came together in China’s capital city to create the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most ambitious roadmap for the empowerment of all women and girls around the world. While countries have made modest but hard-earned gains towards [...]

22 September 2020

Address to the 75th General Assembly by the Secretary-General

New York, 22 September 2020 Please, find below the full address to the 75th General Assembly delivered by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Enter this link for recordings of the address. "Excellencies, In a world turned upside down, this General Assembly Hall is among the strangest sights of all. The COVID-19 pandemic has [...]

22 September 2020

Key findings: More than one million people responds to global UN75 survey

New York, 21 September 2020 Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s worldwide consultation reveals a strong call for action on inequalities and climate change, as well as more solidarity In January 2020, the United Nations launched the global consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. Through surveys and dialogues, it asked people about their hopes [...]