11 November 2020

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024

Geneva,  11 November 2020 COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned today. Marking the sixth anniversary of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign, aimed at ending statelessness by 2024, Grandi called on world leaders to include and protect stateless populations and make bold and swift moves [...]

9 November 2020

16th CTCN Advisory Board meeting: Watch it online

Copenhagen, 9 November 2020 The Climate Technology Centre and Network is accountable to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC through the CTCN Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets twice per year and provides direction on the CTCN’s fulfillment of the COP’s guidance. The meeting will take place online. Date: 10 November [...]

6 November 2020

UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo: Procuring for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future

Copenhagen, 6 November The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically exposed the challenges in public procurement practices and supply chains. As countries around the world scrambled to procure supplies, from personal protective equipment, to test kits and clinical care equipment, time was not on anyone’s side, supplies were low and demand was extremely high. And the [...]

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 [...]

2 November 2020

WHO/Europe: The challenge of winter during COVID-19 for poor families

This winter will present the unprecedented public health challenge of having to face the COVID-19 pandemic and the flu season at the same time. The colder months bring challenges for less affluent households to heat their homes adequately, thus increasing their exposure to health risks. On World Cities Day, 31 October, we take a moment [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]