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Bonn’s Support for the Work of the United Nations

United Nations Day, Bonn UN Colloquy
Bonn - City of the UN World Decade 'Education for Sustainable Development'
Involvement on all levels
Sustainable Bonn - sustainable endeavour for sustainability

United Nations Day, Bonn UN Colloquy

The work of the United Nations is always on the agenda of events and meetings that the City of Bonn organises for its citizens and guests. Every year for instance, the City celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the UN with an all-day programme on the Marktplatz (Market Square). The motto of this year’s Day of the United Nations is "Planet Earth”. The United Nations, international organisations, Federal Ministries and institutes present their activities. Music, games and fun for the entire family round off the colourful programme. Traditionally, the Lady Mayor extends an invitation for a UN Colloquy in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany on the eve of the UN Day. The City of Bonn also participates in international day, week, decade or campaign programmes of the UN devoted to specific issues.

Bonn - City of the UN World Decade 'Education for Sustainable Development'

Bonn’s commitment to the aims of the United Nations was recognised by a high distinction on 27 November 2007. In a solemn ceremony it was awarded the title of "City of the World Decade of Sustainable Development”. After Hamburg, Heidelberg and Neumarkt (Oberpfalz), Bonn is the fourth German city to receive this award. It acknowledges the manifold activities and events which Bonn contributed to the United Nations World Decade "Education for Sustainable Development”.

In March 2009, Bonn was the venue of the World Conference on the UN Education Decade. It was hosted by UNESCO and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in co-operation with the German UNESCO Foundation.

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Involvement on all levels

The City of Bonn does not only support the work of the United Nations at its local base but has also put sustainability on its own policy agenda. As the only German City, Bonn has instituted a Council Committee for International Relations and the Local Agenda. The city publishes periodical Sustainability Reports and implements pertinent programmes. In addition it is active in numerous networks and panels, and supports overseas cities in the framework of project partnerships.

Sustainable Bonn - sustainable endeavour for sustainability

Since 2006, "Sustainable Bonn” has been standing for more sustainability in Bonn’s conference industry. Currently, 31 hotels, conference organisers and caterers are involved in this project, initiated by the City of Bonn and co-ordinated by Tourism and Congress GmbH Bonn, Rhein-Sieg, Ahrweiler. "Sustainable Bonn” generates awareness of global contiguities, mobilises involvement and effects change - from fair-traded coffee to efficient energy management. "Sustainable Bonn” became an official project of the UN World Decade Education for Sustainable Development in 2007, received the "ZeitzeicheN” award of Netzwerk 21 and was instrumental in Bonn being appointed Decade City and Vice-Capital of Fair Trade in the same year.
"Sustainable Bonn” is a quality cachet for the city - all the more so as conference organisers increasingly include sustainability criteria in their requirement profiles for conference venues.

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