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Bonn International News, November 2022

Dear Friend of Bonn,

While COP 27 is underway in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, where the world leaders are meeting to discuss the implementation of climate plans and financing, we would like to share with you a few of our Bonn topics this fall. Apart from the City’s contribution to COP 27, a focus will be on sustainable building in Bonn. In this context, learn about the city’s Building Land Model and especially about GIZ’s Campus Forum, which has just been awarded the Platinum Certificate for sustainable buildings. Also, we would like to draw your attention to several upcoming events and present a quick wrap-up of the Daring Cities and the Bonn SDG Partnership conference. 

See what’s on in Bonn and stay tuned.


‘Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century’

The Academy of International Affairs NRW invites to an event entitled: ‘Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century’, taking place on 18 November

In December, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. To mark the occasion, the Academy of International Affairs NRW has invited the co-founder and Executive Director of Memorial International Dr. h.c. Elena Zhemkova to Bonn. The former President of the European Court of Human Rights, Prof. Dr. Róbert Spanó, and the Minister for Federal and European Affairs, Nathanael Liminski, will discuss the topic of freedom of expression with her.

Registration for this event is open until November 12.

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Lecture Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Germany and Europe

Invitation to the second event in the series "North Rhine-Westphalia and the World" with the British Consul General HMCG Rafe Courage, on November 22, 2022

The British Consul General HMCG Rafe Courage will give a lecture on the topic "Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Germany and Europe - Insights and experiences in turbulent times" on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 18:00-19:30 hrs. 

The event will take place at the University of Bonn, Regina Pacis Weg 3, 53113 Bonn.

The lecture will form the second event in the series of events organized by the Henry Kissinger Professorship at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies under the title "North Rhine-Westphalia and the World." As part of this series, which is under the patronage of Bonn Mayor Katja Dörner, representatives of the consular corps will speak at the University of Bonn. 

Registration is still possible until Thursday, November 17 with Anna Lena Gansäuer ( gansaueruni-bonnde).