WHO/Europe in Copenhagen moving to new premises


WHO/Europe’s head office, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is moving to new premises during 22 March to 1 April 2013. All United Nations organizations in the Danish capital will come together in new premises known as UN City.

Moving date

The office will move from Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, starting on Friday 22 March 2013. During the move the office will remain operational except for normal holidays.

New address

WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tel.: +45 45 33 70 00
Fax: +45 45 33 70 01

Business as usual

The telephone switchboard will remain open until 27 March. The office will be closed for the Easter holidays from 28 March to 1 April inclusive. WHO/Europe’s Alert and Response Operations will remain fully functional throughout the moving and holiday period. WHO/Europe will operate from the new building from 2 April 2013.

Location of UN City

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UN City is situated on the coast, north-east of central Copenhagen. The closest public transport hub is Nordhavn, a distance of 800 metres from the office.

Public transport connections include:

  • city S-train: closest station Nordhavn
  • bus lines: 40 (from centre), 3A, 18, 26 and 80N (night bus).

The walk to the office from Nordhavn station takes about 15 minutes.

Parking for visitors at UN city is very limited.

Contact us

E-mail: WHO/Europe email addresses remain the same. 

Phone: The new WHO switchboard number is: +45 45 33 70 00, and the general switchboard number for UN City is: +45 45 33 50 00. Immediately after the move, an automatic message will advise callers of the new WHO phone numbers.

Fax: The general fax number is: +45 45 33 70 01.

Post: The new postal address for UN City is:

WHO Regional Office for Europe
UN City
Marmorvej 51
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø

Post sent to the Scherfigsvej address will automatically be forwarded to UN City.

Visiting UN City

All visitors to UN City must register on arrival. They will be issued with a security badge and picked up by their host at reception.

Reasons for move

The Danish government supports the “one UN” concept and has developed the UN City for all United Nations organizations in Copenhagen. It has financed both the development and construction of the building and the move itself.

WHO will continue to cover its running costs.

The new building has been designed and built, and will operate, to high sustainable-energy standards.

Seven United Nations organizations, including WHO, will be brought together in the building, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), as well as the United Nations-affiliated International Organization for Migration (IOM).