Ban Ki-moon Reopens Danish Masterpiece in United Nations Headquarters

For accredition - please contact 
Press photos will be available on April 25th (details below)

Thursday, April 25th marks the reopening of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters.

For the past three years, the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN, originally designed by renowned Danish architect Finn Juhl in 1952, has been closed for a grand-scale restoration. In a close collaboration between the UN and the government of Denmark, the Trusteeship Council Chamber has been completely restored and updated with new furniture, designed by Danish design-duo Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard

It now stands as a perfect example of both the legacy and the future of Danish architecture and design in one of the most iconic buildings in New York. 

In attendance at the opening ceremony will be H.E. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, HRH the Crown Princess of Denmark and the Executive Director of Capital Master Plan, Assistant Secretary General Michael Adlerstein and designers Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard. 

The restoration of the Trusteeship Council Chamber was carried out as a collaborative effort by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ministry of Culture, Realdania, and the United Nations. 

Please see attached PDF for more information about the restoration.  

If you wish to be accredited to cover the opening, please contact Head of Press & Communications at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, Ulla Dubgaard, at by Friday, April 19. Include your full name (as written in your passport), title and affiliation. For security reasons, only accredited press will be allowed to attend the event.

Press photos of the finished chamber will be available on April 25th at 9am UTC / 3am EST via the Danish Agency for Culture at

Press contact and accreditation:
Marianne Stroem Hansen

Head of Communications
Danish Agency for Culture +45 2145 2440 

Ulla Dubgaard
Head of Press & Communications
Consulate General of Denmark in New York / +1 212 705 4939