UN Day 2016

INVITATION: ‘20 Years of UN Bonn - Our Contribution to the Achievement
of the Sustainable Development Goals’


Friday, 28 October 2016, 6 p.m.
Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, 53113 Bonn
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Twenty years ago, on 20 June 1996, the flag of the United Nations was hoisted in front of Bonn’s Haus Carstanjen in the presence of former Environment Minister Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. The United Nations Volunteers programme had just moved to Bonn, followed by the UN Climate Secretariat shortly after. This marked the beginning of Bonn’s development as Germany’s United Nations City. With roughly 1,000 UN employees and about 20 UN organizations, the location has become a powerhouse for global sustainability that is playing a key role at international level these days.

‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ is the common theme for the work of all Bonn-based UN organizations. From Bonn, they are rendering a key contribution towards the achievement of the 17 SDGs by the year 2030. On the occasion of ’20 years of UN Bonn’, the work of Bonn’s United Nations organizations will be presented during our UN Talks this year. Meet our UN representatives, learn which contributions they and their colleagues are rendering towards the SDGs and join in our conversation!
You are kindly invited to attend the Bonn United Nations Talks, which will be followed by a reception. Simultaneous interpretation into German or English respectively will be provided.

Also, please join us for this year’s celebration of United Nations Day, which will again take place in the city center on our Market Square in front of the Old Town Hall on Saturday, 29 October, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Under the headline: ‘Jointly shaping a sustainable future: 17 goals for our future world’, visitors may obtain all kinds of interesting information. Also, there will again be an entertaining stage program and activities for the entire family.

RSVP via Event-Office-International@Bonn.de 

Relevant Links

Information (German) on the UN Day and UN Talk via the Federal City of Bonn
Invitation to the UN Talk for download, Friday, 28 October


The Sustainable Development Goals - Overview
UN Bonn on the approved 2030 Agenda - Press Release