City of Bonn | In place of a public festival: Outdoor exhibition on United Nations Day

Due to the Corona pandemic, there will be no public festival on United Nations Day this year. Instead, an exhibition will be shown on the banks of the Rhine in Bonn from Saturday, October 24 to Thursday, November 12, 2020. It will convey knowledge about development policy issues and the United Nations and encourage people to get involved.

Below Bonn’s Alter Zoll in the city center, information boards will inform about the United Nations and its concerns, the 75th anniversary of its founding this year and the UN location Bonn including its resident secretariats. Visitors are also shown ways in which they can become directly involved.

The exhibition is organized by the City of Bonn in cooperation with the United Nations, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the German United Nations Association and the Federal Foreign Office and is financially supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Despite the current situation, it is intended to give the citizens of Bonn the opportunity to inform themselves about development policy issues as well as the content and goals of the United Nations.

The exhibition panels also refer to the corresponding online presences of the individual organizations, so that everyone has the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into issues of sustainable and socially just development and the global challenges facing the United Nations today.

Mayor Sridharan and Olivier Adam, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers programme will officially open the outdoor exhibition on the banks of the Rhine on 23 October.

On 24 October, the anniversary day of the founding of the United Nations, numerous public buildings and landmarks in Bonn – and around the globe – will be illuminated in UN blue.

Source: Federal City of Bonn, 21.10.2020