OB Dörner: "Bonn is proud and grateful to be home to the International Paralympic Committee for more than two decades. The IPC is an important partner of our international Bonn and shows us how important sport is for inclusion and the community of people with and without disabilities."
Dörner and Peters exchanged views on the work of the IPC and reiterated their mutual desire to further develop the good relations. Mike Peters said, "The IPC has now been in Bonn for over twenty years, and I would like to thank the Mayor for the great ongoing support provided by the City of Bonn. This partnership has developed fantastically over the last two decades and I am optimistic that this will continue. We believe that change starts with sport, and we are delighted to see that sport plays an important role in this city as well."
Background International Paralympic Committee
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is an association of international Para sports federations and national organizations. It was founded on September 22, 1989 in Düsseldorf and has been based in Bonn since 1999. As an international umbrella organization, the IPC coordinates international Para sports competitions and the Paralympic Games worldwide from Bonn.
The IPC operates as a non-profit association and counts more than 178 National Paralympic Federations and other international sports federations among its members. Around 120 employees work at the headquarters in Bonn. They take care of all business matters relating to the Paralympic Movement.
In 2009, the IPC was the annual partner of the City of Bonn on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. 2019 marked the IPC's 30th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of its move to Bonn.