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Bonn Conference for Global Transformation 2015: register now!

02/18/2015

New international conference series on sustainable action will be launched on 12–13 May 2015

Bonn, 18 February 2015 – On 12–13 May 2015, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will launch their new international conference series on sustainable development: the Bonn Conference for Global Transformation. It supports the process behind the United Nations' post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, bridging the gap between theory and practice; policy-making and implementation.  

Experts and decision-makers from around the world will come together in Bonn, including Hannelore Kraft, Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, Jeffrey Sachs, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and Vandana Shiva, an Indian scientist, environmental activist and recipient of the Alternative Nobel Prize. Together, the participants will develop ideas for shaping a sustainable future and will take away suggestions and inspiration for their own work. The theme of the first conference will be ‘From Politics to Implementation’. The Bonn Conference for Global Transformation will take place every two years.

This year, attention will focus on the topics of energy (Green Transformation), inequality (Inclusive Transformation), and the implementation of practical solutions. What are the hallmarks of a viable and sustainable energy supply? How can economic growth help reduce inequality? Which experiences are transferable? And which alliances offer the best way forward?

This year, the United Nations post-2015 agenda will set new global goals to follow on from the MDGs. These Sustainable Development Goals will apply to developing, emerging and industrialised countries alike.

About the Bonn Conference
The Bonn Conference for Global Transformation is an international conference series organised by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The Bonn Conference will focus on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. It will take place every two years in Bonn, starting in 2015. The conference series is supported by strong partners: United Nations University, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Deutsche Welle.

Further information is available at: www.bonn-conference.net

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Press contacts

Jörn Leonhardt
GIZ Corporate Communications
+49 (0) 228/4460-1431
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Nina Heil
State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia, Spokesperson for the Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media
+49 (0) 211/8371399
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