UN Day 2018 in Bonn: Acting for sustainable development, leaving no one behind

Happy United Nations Day! Today marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN-Charter on 24 October 1945, which marks the creation of the United Nations.

This year’s UN Day celebration in the City of Bonn took place on 20 October. To celebrate the UN’s 73rd birthday, the UN SDG Action Campaign joined more than 20 UN and international entities from across Germany, numerous NGOs as well as Ministries came together with the City of Bonn last Saturday, to showcase their work towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, raise awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and present various opportunities for visitors to be engaged to ensure a better future for everyone, everywhere.

Thousands of visitors were warmly welcomed by the current chair of the heads of UN agencies in Germany, Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner, and the Lord Mayor of Bonn, Ashok Sridharan, who encouraged Bonners to take this opportunity and learn more about the organizations’ work towards global sustainable development as well as the importance of SDG Action in Bonn, in Germany and across the world.

Tania Freiin von Uslar-Gleichen, Director for Human Rights, International Development and Social Affairs at the German Federal Foreign Office

 

Lord Mayor of Bonn, Ashok Sridharan, spreads the SDGs at the UN SDG Action Campaign stand

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The overall theme of the festivities was “Leaving no one behind”, which is one of the fundamental principles of the 2030 Agenda. What does this actually mean? How does the international community follow through? How does it affect us? – These were some of the question visitors asked UN Staff and other exhibitors while they visited the many information booths and displays in front of the city’s Old Town Hall and collected information material. The event was accompanied by a musical stage programme.

Marina Ponti, Head of the UN SDG Action Campaign’s Global Campaign Center, spreads the SDGs
Visitors at the UN SDG Action Campaign stand
Tania Freiin von Uslar-Gleichen, Director for Human Rights, International Development and Social Affairs at the German Federal Foreign Office

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