Visit UN City on Culture Night 2017

On October 13, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2017. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED certified building.

The program is as follows:

18.00-22.00: The Journey to the Global Goals

With a plane ticket in hand, the participants will visit different regions of the world located around the UN City lobby and learn about the progress on the SDGs in these regions. The participants are asked to guess which regions they have arrived to, based on interesting facts about these regions.

18.00-22.00: Become #UNCity4Schools Global Goals Ambassador!

#UNCity4Schools invites all children and their parents to learn about the Global Goals through creative activities and games. Can you move a suitcase with an entire school in it? Or carry water on your head?

In our creative corner you can make your own Global Goal or create your own Global Goal super hero. Before the end of the night you can call yourself #UNCity4Schools Global Goal Ambassador, take a selfie and share your wish or hope for the future on our Global Goal tree.

18.00-22.00: Get an insight into life in a refugee camp

Experience how the arrival to and life in a refugee camp can look like with the UN agencies.

Guests can visit a refugee tent and experience the registration procedure similar to what a refugee will go through at a refugee camp. Via Virtual Reality goggles visitors can also experience life in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan through the eyes of 12-year-old Syrian girl Sidra.

18.00-22.00: Exhibition of “Solutions” graduation project

This year’s graduation projects from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) have incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals. At UN City, visitors can experience the projects and get a glimpse of how the new generation of architects will integrate sustainability into their designs.

18.00-22.00: Exhibition of Design students’ exam projects

Design students from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) have incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their exam projects. Visitors will meet the students who will explain how they have worked with the SDGs in relation to their projects. The design projects will be presented in 3-4 minutes’ videos.

18.00-22.00: Performance of the UNison Choir

Experience what United Nations Staff sounds like in unison. The UN City staff choir – UNison – will perform in UN City throughout the evening.

19.00-20.00: Presentation by Michael Møller, Director-General of UN Office at Geneva

Michael Møller has over 35 years of experience as an international civil servant in the UN and is the highest-ranking Dane in the UN system. Michael Møller has been invited to present the work of the SDG Lab in Geneva and how it contributes to the implementation of the Global Goals. Mr. Møller will also address the need for institutional reform of the UN system to make it leaner, more efficient and fit for its purpose of achieving the SDGs.

20.00-22.00: Presentation of UN City’s architecture and design

Learn about UN City’s green profile and design. Presentations take place at 20.15, 21.00, and 21.30.


All this will take place on October 13 at the UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen. We look forward to welcoming you!

Participation does not require sign-up, but you need a Culture Night Pass, which can be purchased for 95 kr. at 7Eleven and museums in Copenhagen.

All visitors to UN City must go through a mandatory security check, consisting of a baggage scan/examination and a personal scan (much like at the airport). You therefore have to bring a photo-ID in order to enter our premises. Objects classified as weapons, appearing as weapons or that could be used as weapons are not permitted inside the UN City perimeter.

If you feel intrigued, but want to know more, please visit Culture Night’s online program and obtain more information on our events: