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UN City is inaugurated in Copenhagen 4 July 2013

2013.05.30

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach says: "The new UN City sends a clear signal that the Danish government wants to strengthen the UN. I attach particular importance to the gathering of the UN organisations under one roof which makes them able to cooperate better and ensures synergy and impact. Through the new UN City, Denmark truly contributes to the objective of One UN”.

Denmark currently hosts eight UN organisations including the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). With the establishment of the UN City, it will be possible for more organisations to settle in Copenhagen.

The construction of the UN City's first part was handed to the users 1 January this year and the organisations have now moved into the building. The construction of the second part of the UN City is still in process and will be handed over to the users by January 1 2014.

When the total construction is completed, the house will be able to accommodate as much as 1700 UN work stations. The building contains meeting room facilities and a conference hall that can accommodate up to 450 people, and it has been built as an energy class 1 house with solar cells on the roof, use of seawater for cooling and rainwater for toilets. In 2012, the building received the EU Commission's Green Building Award.

Read more about the UN City here