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Inauguration of the UN city in Copenhagen

The new UN City in Copenhagen was inaugurated with an elaborate opening ceremony Thursday, 4 July 2013. Together with Her Majesty the Queen and Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, UN Secretary-General also attended the ceremony.

UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt attending the official opening of the UN City in Copenhagen.

UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt attending the official opening of the UN City in Copenhagen.

Photo: Ricardo Ramirez/Demotix

The new UN City in Copenhagen consists of state of the art office facilities and a new, high-tech warehouse in the North Harbour district of Copenhagen. For more than 50 years Copenhagen has hosted various UN organisations, but it is the first time that they have all been gathered together under one roof. The new UN City will improve efficiency and contribute to the synergy between the organisations as well as increase their ability to deliver results.

Approximately 1,000 guests are expected to attend the event, among them Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal, Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach and the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen.

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