15 January 2021

IOM to Portuguese EU Presidency: Reform of Migration Policy Key to Recovery

Brussels, 15 January 2021 As 2021 begins with a promising COVID-19 vaccine in sight, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) encourages the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) to advance an ambitious, forward-looking reform of European migration policy that engenders recovery from the pandemic and long-term resilience. In recommendations to the Presidency released today (15/01), [...]

15 January 2021

CTCN seeking experts: Project in Timor-Leste

Copenhagen, 15 January 2021 The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking experts for the implementation of the following technical assistance: Enabling Readiness for Capacity Building on Installation and Maintenance of Solar PV in Timor-Leste.  Deadline to express the interest: 1 February, 2021 For this call, the CTCN has initiated a new procurement process [...]

13 January 2021

UNICEF creates fund to support low- and middle-income countries’ access to COVID-19 health supplies

Copenhagen, 13 January 2020 UNICEF invites contributions to support its ACT-A Supplies Financing Facility (“ACT-A SFF”), a newly launched pooled fund that will enable us to mount the largest health and logistics operation ever seen. ACT-A (Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator) is a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 [...]

13 January 2021

Susanne Pedersen appointed new director for the UNEP DTU Partnership

Copenhagen, 12 January 2021 Effective from 1 April 2021, DTU Management has appointed Susanne Pedersen as new director for UNEP DTU Partnership. Susanne comes from a position as Assistant Director-General at the Global Green Growth Institute in Seoul. Mette Wier, Head of Department at DTU Management, is looking forward to welcoming the new director. [...]

13 January 2021

UNHCR calls for EU to ensure a new chapter for refugee protection

Europe, 12 January 2021 UNHCR’s recommendations to the EU Presidencies in 2021 As a new year begins, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on Portugal and Slovenia to harness their 2021 European Union (EU) Presidencies and negotiations on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and show leadership to better protect refugees in [...]

12 January 2021

Meet Etleva “Eva” Kadilli, Director of UNICEF Supply Division

Copenhagen, 11 January 2020 The head of UNICEF Supply Division, Etleva “Eva” Kadilli, talks about the challenges and opportunities in the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. How long have you been working at UNICEF and how are you involved in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines? This month I am completing 25 years serving the [...]

4 January 2021

2020 Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization

New York, 4 January 2021 In 1945, world leaders gathered in San Francisco to sign the Charter of the United Nations, which gave birth to an organization that represented new hope for a world emerging from the horrors of the Second World War. Our founders were in no doubt about the kind of world [...]

22 December 2020

UNICEF launches the COVID-19 vaccine market dashboard

New York, 21 December 2020 As the designated COVAX procurement coordinator and procurement agent, UNICEF has launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard – an interactive tool for countries, partners and industry to follow the developments of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 vaccine market and the efforts of the COVAX Facility to ensure fair and equitable access for every country in the [...]