The activities of the Bonn-based UN organisations and numerous international institutions centre on the issue of sustainability, above all in the fields of the environment and development. These future-oriented subjects are also the focus of the major international and United Nations conferences in Bonn.

Examples are:

  • the Climate Conferences of the United Nations in 1999, 2001, 2011 and 2017
  • the UN Afghanistan Talks in 2001, 2003, and the International Afghanistan Conference Bonn 2011
  • the UN DPI/NGO Conference 2011
  • the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - Solutions for the Green Economy
  • the 30th Conference of the Right Livelihood Foundation 2010
  • the UNESCO World Conference on Education for a Sustainable Development 2009
  • the UN Conference on Biological Diversity 2008
  • the UN Early Warning Conferences 2003 and
  • the International Conference for Renewable Energies in 2004
  • the 6th German World Bank Forum and the 1st ICT Development Forum in 2003

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