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December 15, 2018


 

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Bonn International Newsletter


 

Edition 11, October 2018

15.10. 2018



Editorial

Editorial

Dear Friend of Bonn,

In this third edition of our International Newsletter in 2018, we will highlight our local commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and Bonnís own sustainability strategy that is being finalized and will soon serve as a roadmap for the implementation of these seventeen goals. Aligning municipal action with the SDGs will have a positive impact on many areas. An impact that will be felt at home in Bonn and also unfold potential in our networks and in our city-to-city cooperation around the globe!

And this fall is holding out a number of other opportunities to celebrate:
For its 200th birthday, the University of Bonn is hosting a great number of special events throughout the year. A fantastic highlight in the anniversary year has been the recent announcement of the funding decision for six new clusters of excellence in Bonn. This will consolidate science and research in the city and in the region for years to come!
The Bonn 2018 International Democracy Award goes to Leymah Roberta Ghowee, civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate from Liberia. Gbowee will personally accept the 10,000 Euro prize at a ceremony in Bonn later this fall.
EUROSOLAR, the Bonn-based registered non-profit organization promoting the use of renewable energies, which is the City of Bonnís annual partner this year, is also awarding the German and European Solar Prizes in Bonn during its 30th anniversary year.
And on 20 October, itís UN Day in Bonn again: UN Bonn will celebrate the birthday of the United Nations together with our Bonn-based institutions and local citizens in the city center.

In this edition, we will also recognize two anniversaries that concern our exchange and mutual encounters with other cities from around the globe: Bonnís oldest project partnership with Minsk, Belarus turns 25 this year - and we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of our project partnership with Cape Coast, capital of the Central Region in Ghana.

Learn more about whatís on in Bonn at www.bonn-international.de.
Stay tuned!




Great Commitment to the SDGs in Bonn

Great Commitment to the SDGs in Bonn

On 25 September 2015, the United Nations adopted its Agenda 2030, laying down seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As Germanyís United Nations City and center for sustainable development, Bonn feels particularly responsible for the implementation of these seventeen goals. The city is therefore currently working on a comprehensive municipal sustainability strategy of its own.

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the adoption of the SDGs, Mayor Ashok Sridharan declared: ĎThe seventeen SDGs have also become the benchmark for sustainable municipal action in Bonn. We will soon be laying out our first municipal sustainability strategy - as a roadmap of how we intend to continue implementing the seventeen goals here in Bonn over the coming yearsí.



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Six Clusters of Excellence for the University of Bonn

Six Clusters of Excellence for the University of Bonn

With great euphoria, the University of Bonn has received the funding decision of the Excellence Commission, which was announced on Thursday, September 27, 2018, according to which the University of Bonn will receive six clusters of excellence - more than any other German university.

The clusters of excellence are located in the fields of mathematics, immunology, dependency research, robotics, economics and quantum physics and thus cover the entire spectrum of Bonn's study subjects.

While the University of Bonn is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, the announcement received from the Excellence Commission will help fund hundreds of new positions and strengthen science and research in Bonn.



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International Democracy Award Bonn 2018 goes to Leymah Roberta Ghowee

International Democracy Award Bonn 2018 goes to Leymah Roberta Ghowee

Leymah Roberta Gbowee, civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is honored with the sixth International Democracy Prize Bonn. This was announced by the board of the association of the same name in Bonn. Previously, the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees had unanimously approved the nomination of the 46-year-old Liberian. Leymah Roberta Gbowee will personally accept the 10,000 Euro prize at a ceremony in Bonn on 16 November 2018.



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Bonn - Cape Coast Project Partnership Turns Ten

Bonn - Cape Coast Project Partnership Turns Ten

The City of Bonn and the City of Cape Coast, capital of the Central Region in Ghana, have maintained a close partnership since a respective resolution was adopted by the City Council in 2008. In the same year, the association "Partnership Bonn-Cape Coast e.V." was founded, which promotes the exchange at civil-society level between the two cities and supports the partnership by accompanying activities in both cities.

From 30 November to 2 December 2018, the 10-year project partnership will be celebrated during a festival weekend with Bonnís citizens and guests from Cape Coast.



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What else is on in Bonn this autumn?

What else is on in Bonn this autumn?

UN Day in Bonn on 20 October: UN Bonn celebrates with Bonn-based institutions and local citizens

EUROSOLAR awards German and European Solar Prizes in Bonn during its 30th anniversary year

Professional exchange and mutual encounters: Bonnís first project partnership with Minsk, Belarus turns 25



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