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Companies converge for a slice of the 80 billion kroner UN pie

Trade event puts together UN entities and potential suppliers


The UN purchases goods and services for a value of 80 billion kroner annually (Photo: Colourbox)

June 12, 2014
10:19

by Philip Tees


The trade and development minister, Mogens Jensen, yesterday opened a two-day trade event at the UN City in Nordhavn, the biggest ever of its kind in Denmark, where Danish companies will have the opportunity to explore business opportunities selling  equipment for the United Nation’s peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

Mogens Jensen, in a press release released by the Foreign Ministry, emphasised the benefits of co-operation between Danish companies and the UN.

“Danish companies have an important role to play for the benefit of people in need. Commercial co-operation at the same time benefits Danish workplaces,” he said.

Danish potential
“Danish companies contribute to carrying out important development tasks through the sale of their solutions to the UN. It’s about contributing to sustainable development and securing better living conditions in developing countries.”

More than 200 participants were expected to attend the event. The World Bank is one of the 15 UN entities involved. A total of 153 companies, primarily from Denmark, but also from Norway, Sweden and Iceland will be represented.

The UN purchases goods and services for a value of 80 billion kroner annually – three times what it spent just ten years ago. In 2012, sales from Danish companies amounted to 2.2 billion kroner.

The Foreign Ministry writes that there is significant potential for Danish suppliers in areas including environmental consulting, building and engineering, and marketing and communication.

 



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