Bonn Europe Day, May 6, Old Town Hall and Market Square
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the annual Bonn Europe Day took place on the market square and in the Old Town Hall.
Under the motto "EU Update - Living and Learning in Europe", European and Europe-policy organizations, associations and initiatives from Bonn presented their work and invited citizens to discover Europe and its opportunities and to engage in some exchange. In addition to the information and hands-on offers, there has been a colorful stage program highlighting Europe.
The Bonn Europe Day was opened by the Mayor of Bonn, Katja Dörner and the acting head of the regional representation of the EU Commission, Patrick Lobis. Bonn Europe Day is organized by the Department of International Affairs and Global Sustainability in cooperation with the European Commission Regional Representation in Bonn.
Fifth Global Water Operators' Partnerships Congress
(5th Global WOP Congress), May 22-25, 2023, Bonn, WCCB
Titled "Resilience in challenging times: mobilizing collaboration for future-ready water and sanitation service providers," the Fifth Global WOPs Congress was held in Bonn from May 22 to 25.
The conference brought together experts from around the world at the invitation of GWOPA, the global alliance of water operator societies, to exchange strategies and measures for improving water supply.
GWOPA is an organization of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) and has been based in Bonn since 2020.
UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference, June 5-15, 2023, WCCB
From June 5-15, the so-called subsidiary bodies of the Bonn-based United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change met again at the World Conference Center Bonn. Traditionally, these "interim negotiations" are of great importance for the preparation of the next climate conference, which will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12 in Dubai (UAE). Delegates from all over the world regularly took part in the two-week interim negotiations in Bonn.
Daring Cities, June 12-13, 2023, Bonn, Germany
For the fourth time, the city network Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI and the City of Bonn together with partners invite to Daring Cities, the forum for cities in the climate crisis.
Planned as an official side event of the UN climate negotiations (see above), Daring Cities aims to bring together mayors with representatives of the negotiating delegations as well as from academia and civil society.
DW Global Media Forum, June 19-20, WCCB
In 2023, Deutsche Welle once again invited media professionals from around the world to Bonn for the Global Media Forum under the title "Overcoming Divisions". The city of Bonn supported the conference by making it visible in the cityscape and, together with Deutsche Welle, invited participants to a networking reception on June 19. The mayor of Bonn spoke on the occasion of the presentation of the "Freedom of Speech Award".
10th Plenary Meeting of the World Biodiversity Council IPBES (Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services);
August 28 - September 2, WCCB
Chaired by the United States of America, the 10th Plenary Meeting of the World Biodiversity Council (IPBES) was held in 2023 at IPBES headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Organizations and institutions in the field of biodiversity (including the BION network) as well as the City of Bonn were also involved in supporting the assembly.
Bonn SDG Days, September 10 to October 1, City Center
The Bonn SDG Days 2023 took place from September 10 to October 1, as Bonn's traditional contribution to the German Action Days on Sustainability and the Global Week to #Act4SDGs. All interested parties could participate with program items. The event was kicked off once again with the #ZeroHungerRun organized by Welthungerhilfe, for which the City of Bonn has been requested as a cooperation partner. Friedrichstraße was once again a 17-Goals Action Zone with the symbolic umbrella roof in the colors of the Sustainable Development Goals. Information booths and campaigns provided information about the SDGs and solicit support for their implementation in Bonn with numerous partners.
ICCM5, Sept. 25-29, WCCB
The "5th International Chemicals Management Conference" (ICCM5) was originally already planned for October 2020 and had to be postponed several times due to the pandemic. Now, ICCM took place in the World Conference Center Bonn from 25 to 29 September.
Bonn UN Day, city center, October 21
As in pre-Corona times, information about the work of the United Nations and other international organizations in Bonn will be offered in a tent city on Market Square. A colorful stage program for the whole family is also planned. A special focus this year will be on the 50th anniversary of Germany's membership in the United Nations.