UN Day Celebrations in Bonn


The 2012 UN Day, marking the 67th birthday of the United Nations with the signing of UN Charter on 24 October 1945, was held on 20 October in Bonn with a popular outdoor festival on the central market square. As reported earlier, UIL teamed up with the UNESCO International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC) to participate in this year's celebrations.

The festivities were preceded by the 13th annual UN Talks at the “Haus der Geschichte” museum, jointly organised and opened by the City of Bonn and the German Society of the United Nations. The motto of this year’s UN Day was “Make each purchase a goal - Score 8:0 for development”, with the aim of critically assessing consumer behaviour and involving visitors in making the world more sustainable with every purchase.

The principal event was held on 20 October 2012 and was opened by Bonn’s Mayor Jürgen Nimptsch and Jakob Rhyner, Vice-Rector of the UN University in Europe and acting chair of the Group of Heads of UN Organizations in Germany. A total of 18 UN organisations located in Germany presented information to the general public and to the academic visitors in attendance, with UIL and UNEVOC hosting a joint stand.

More information on the 2012 UN Day