UN Women opens Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen

Date: 24 Apr 2013

Copenhagen

The opening of UN Women’s new Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen was made official with the signing of a host country agreement by Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri and Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, on 23 April.

Acting Head of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, and Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, sign the host country agreement at UN Women headquarters in New York on 23 April.
Acting Head of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, and Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, sign the host country agreement at UN Women headquarters in New York on 23 April.
Ms. Puri thanked the Minister and the Government of Denmark for their offer to host the Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen and underlined the close relationship UN Women enjoys with Denmark and all Nordic countries.

A UN Women presence in Copenhagen provides a strategic opportunity to liaise with Nordic Governments, parliamentarians and key decision-makers, as well as UN Women National Committees in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the private sector, media and civil society. It will also work closely with the UN Women liaison office in Brussels and with all other UN agencies based in Copenhagen.

The Nordic countries have a steadfast relationship with the UN, and the Nordic countries have historically been strong advocates for gender equality both within their own countries and as part of their development cooperation policy.

The Director of the Liaison Office is already onsite at the new UN City campus, an office complex for all eight UN agencies and entities based in Copenhagen, which is expected to officially open by June.