World Day to Combat Desertification

With the slogan “Land has true value. Invest in it”, this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) focuses on consumers making smart decisions and investments in sustainable land management. 

The secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), based in Bonn, is running a campaign #2018WDCD until 30 June with an aim to raise public awareness that everyday decision we make – what we eat, drink, wear, live and travel - have an impact on land resources. 

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Inequalities and Environmental Risks: UN Bonn holds joint session at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum

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From left to right: Koko Warner (UNFCCC), Matthias Braubach (WHO), Caroline Petit (UNRIC) and Zita Sebesvari (UNU).

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Lecture Series at Bonn University: Delivering on the 2030 Agenda

The Department "European and International Networks" of the International Office, University of Bonn and the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development invite to the lecture series on "Delivering on the 2030 Agenda: Shifting Paradigms and Practice".

The upcoming events will take place on June 7, June 14, June 28 and July 5, 2018 at 6 pm in the Main Building (Lecture Hall I), University of Bonn. Except for June 7: Lecture Hall X.

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SDG Days Bonn: 17 Days for the 17 Goals

Until June 13, 2018, the city of Bonn will support the municipal implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a varied program of information, discussion and culture.

Under the theme "17 Days for the 17 Goals", the city of Bonn – together with many local institutions and initiatives  – presents the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and selected examples to locals. Moreover, the city invites them to a broad discussion on future steps in Bonn.

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PHOTO COMPETITION 2018

With the aim to raise awareness on land degradation, desertification, drought and other land related issues, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification UNCCD- Capacity Building Marketplace (CBM) recently launched the 2018 Land Photo Competition with the theme "Have you been affected by land degradation? Show us how". The UNCCD CBM Team invites everyone to participate in this competition.
 
Winners will receive:
 
•        150 EUR for the first place
•        100 EUR for the second place
•        75 EUR for the third place
 

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May 30th 2018: Forum on the role of youth in achieving the SDGs, by ‘The Road to Rights Europe’

‘The Road to Rights’ is a youth-led volunteer movement, established in 2009 in Sri Lanka and just started promoting Human Rights and Sustainable Development here in Germany.

The event will take place on May 30, 2018 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Ehemalige Volkshochschule Kasernenstraße 50, Bonn.

A diversity of sustainable development experts will present initiatives by and for the youth:

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Review: Discussion on Sustainable Development in Bonn

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The UN System Staff College (UNSSC) and the City of Bonn organized an open panel discussion titled “Bringing the 2030 Agenda to Life: Brokering Consensus for Sustainable Development at the Global, National, and City Level”. Experts discussed the topic at the Old Town Hall in Bonn yesterday.

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Impact of Heat in Cities: Household Surveys in Bonn

Just in time for the summer temperatures, the University of the United Nations is conducting a study on urban heat. Since May 10, 2018, scientists have questioned households in the city center and Bad Godesberg.

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Urgency Underlined as Bonn Climate Talks Close

Against the backdrop of a record hot April in the host country of Germany, governments are concluding two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual climate conference to be held in Katowice, Poland in December.

The guidelines are essential for determining whether total world emissions are declining fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

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May 15th 2018: Panel Discussion on sustainable development in Bonn

From 14 to 18 May, the UN System Staff College will be organizing a leadership course for senior UN officials, on the occasion many renowned international representatives are welcomed in Bonn. Taking advantage of the presence of these experts in Bonn, UNSSC and the City of Bonn have organized an open panel discussion titled “Bringing the 2030 Agenda to Life: Brokering Consensus for Sustainable Development at the Global, National, and City Level”.

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