Sharing the Burden – The Importance of Having Adequate Defense Spending for a Credible Defense

In 2014, all NATO members agreed to work towards spending 2% of their GDP on defense by 2024. Therefore, the U.S. is asking Denmark and other NATO allies to come up with credible plans to improve defense capabilities. Unfortunately, many NATO countries, including Denmark fall short of this target. On this page we have compiled ... Read More»

Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is an assault on human dignity and should be penalized accordingly. No government can hold human traffickers accountable or address the needs of victims without stringent and comprehensive human trafficking laws, strong law enforcement, prosecutorial capacity funded with adequate resources, and an informed judiciary.  Read More»

Lockheed Martin meets with over 80 Danish companies

Lockheed Martin International Vice President for Europe, Jonathan Hoyle and 37 other executives from Lockheed Martin spent three days in Denmark meeting with Danish senior leaders and over 80 Danish companies from 16 to 18 May, investigating areas for partnership. The capstone event of the visit was a dinner hosted by the Danish company Grundfos ... Read More»

Puffins, Salmon, and Great Relations

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Laura Lochman visited the Faroe Islands from May 4-5, 2017 to meet with a wide variety of contacts in the Danish and Faroese governments, Faroese business, and Faroese society. The U.S. and the Faroe Islands The U.S. and the Faroe Islands have long enjoyed good relations,  especially in the areas of ... Read More»

How Do We Stop Plastics Pollution? U.S.-EU Exhibit Tours Europe

The World Economic Forum  says that without significant action, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by the year 2050. Plastics pollution is a major problem for the oceans, their inhabitants and all the people who depend on oceans for their livelihood. We wanted people to know about this issue. We wanted to provide simple actions that ... Read More»

Apply for the Women2Women America 2017 Conference

The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Women2Women America 2017 Conference. The conference takes place from July 23 thru August 01, 2017 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Young women aged 15-20, with a strong interest in women’s rights, human rights, international affairs, and leadership are eligible ... Read More»

The Best of Both Worlds: Public-Private Partnerships Solve Problems

Good solutions are often the result of the private sector working with national and local governments. That’s why on November 9-10, the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen hosted a workshop focused on the use of public-private partnerships (PPP). These partnerships work great as a means to address global challenges related to environment, science, technology and health (ESTH) issues. Public-private partnerships ... Read More»

The Paris Agreement is in force – a look to the road ahead

2016 has been a historic year for climate action. We saw rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement . This puts us on an faster path towards implementation of our climate goals. We secured an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons. We also secured the adoption of a global market-based measure to set international aviation on the path toward ... Read More»

Meeting each other in front of the screen

At what is by now a tradition, the Copenhagen TV Festival officially opened with a garden party at Rydhave last night. This is by far one of the most hyggelige and relaxed  events of the year. But this event is much more than a nice relaxed picnic and outdoor screening. It’s a celebration of (good) ... Read More»

Celebrating Faroese Ólavsøka and Pride

In the last week of July, Ambassador Gifford, Dr. Stephen DeVincent, and embassy staff went to the Faroe Islands. The visit had many aspects including strengthening business ties, being the unique nature and ecosystem that exists in the Faroe Islands. But the two biggest items on the agenda were 1)participating in the Faroese Pride Celebrations ... Read More»

A look at human rights around the world

It will come as no surprise that basic human rights are not respected in many countries around the world. Every year, U.S. Embassies around the world work closely with host country NGOs and governments to take stock of the human rights situation in that country. The findings are released in an annual report. Each country has ... Read More»

Inspiration for Transportation

Seeking inspiration for transportation Denmark is know around the world and in the U.S. as a very bicycle friendly country with lots of bike lanes. Its cities, especially Copenhagen, is known to be very livable. Easy commuting, good public transport and city bikes means that when U.S. federal, state and local governments look for inspiration ... Read More»

Women Deliver in Copenhagen

Women Deliver Conference In mid-May Copenhagen was host city to the Women Deliver Conference . It was the world’s largest global conference on the health, rights, and well being of girls and women in the last decade. The Embassy and several parts of the U.S. Government participated in the conference, which focused on women’s rights, inclusion of women ... Read More»
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