An urban garden has sprouted at UN City 🌱Staff members from different UN agencies have volunteered to create a green garden on the UN City island, where people can follow the growth of onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, herbs, squash and flowers. Other than the aesthetic aspect, the idea of a UN City Garden is to bring staff from different UN agencies together to form new friendships, learn how to grow vegetables, and raise awareness on the UN Sustainable Development Goals that relate to food security and climate change. 🌱🌿🍃@uncitygarden #urbangardening #uncity #sustainabledevelopmentgoals
Photographer @kirstinemengel was awarded a bronze medal in the prestigious @px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris. Those who have visited #UNCity will find a familiar view among the beautiful shots of staircases that landed her the prize! 📸
To mark World Refugee Day, @UNHCR set up a refugee tent in the UN City lobby, depicting the lives and struggles of refugees. 16.2 million people were driven from their homes in 2017. 44,400 each day. 🗓️ 1 every 2 seconds. ⏱️ The numbers are staggering. But behind the statistics are people. Each with a unique story, a unique journey, and a unique tragedy. We must not forget that. #WorldRefugeeDay
Good morning from the @uncitycph tent at the People’s Political Festival on the island of Bornholm #fmdk 🌤 We start out with a discussion on reproductive rights with Minister for Development Cooperation @ullatornaes, author Hanna-Vibeke Holst and Danish UN Youth Delegate Sarah Chehri. Later we’ll engage in discussions about #blockchain, #greentechnology, #health and #procurement. Stop by the UN City tent (A1) today and tomorrow!
Today on World Day Against Child Labour we shine a spotlight on the global need to improve safety and health of young workers and to end child labor. The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labor in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12th of June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
#UNCity is headed to @folkemoedet_official on the Island of Bornholm! You’ll find 8 of our #UN agencies in tent A1, where you can take part in debates and discussions on the #GlobalGoals. See you there! #SDGs #folkemødet2018
Throw yourself – not your trash – in the ocean! Today, we celebrate #WorldOceansDay and focus on preventing plastic pollution to secure more healthy oceans! 🌊 There are many things each and every one of us can do to reduce our plastic consumption! 🐟🦀🐋🦈🦐🐬🐡🐙 #SaveOurOcean #globalgoals
Danish Prime Minister @larsloekke and Minister for Development Cooperation @ullatornaes visited UN City today to witness the signing of the new Danish #SDG Investment Fund. The fund has been established by the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries and by the Danish pension funds PKA, PensionDenmark, PFA, ATP, JØP/DIP and PenSam. The goal of the fund, with a current capital commitment of over 4 billion DKK, is to contribute to the realization of the #GlobalGoals and to further promote the sale of Danish technology and know-how through commercial investments in developing countries. #SDGfundDK #dkpol #verdensmålene #dkaid
Every year the world uses up to 5 trillion plastic bags, and more than 1 million plastic bottles are bought every minute. On #WorldEnviromentDay we focus on measures to #BeatPlasticPollution. If you can’t reuse it, refuse it! #globalgoals @unenvironment