UN Bonn: German Government to support the UN SDG Global Action Campaign in Bonn

The Federal Government of Germany and the United Nations Development Programme sign a Statement of Intent which signals the establishment of the Global Campaign Center of the UN SDG Action Campaign in Bonn.

State Secretary Friedrich Kitschelt and the United Nations Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Development Programme Assistant Administrator and Director for Policy and Programme Support, Magdy Martínez-Solimán signed a Statement of Intent today to undertake global activities and open a Global SDG Action Campaign Center in Bonn, supported by the German Government. “The signature of this Statement of Intent and the establishment of the Global Campaign Center sends a strong signal about Germany’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals”, stated Mr. Martínez-Solimán. “The Center will be central to the UN’s strategy of providing cutting-edge advocacy support, big data expertise and analytics to Member States and partners across the globe, 24/7 from Bonn. UNDP is proud to be the principal UN entity backing the Campaign”, he further added.

From hispart, State Secretary Kitschelt noted: “The settlement of UN SDG Action Campaign stands for another milestone in the relevance of Bonn being at the same time a UN city and becoming furthermore a global hub of sustainability. The Campaign’s activity corresponds with UN Bonn’s slogan of ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ since 18 UN ‐ organizations employing 1.000 staff members are
within short reach. The Federal German Government strongly supports these efforts as we see the added value of a strong partner.”

The Center will be a strategic hub for the UN SDG Action Campaign to deliver on its mandate to inspire people’s action on the Sustainable Development Goals, connect and amplify stakeholder  efforts, including those of the UN system and Member States, open up measures of accountability, aggregate citizen ‐ generated data, showcase impact, share best practices, and incubate and test out innovative efforts around SDG implementation.

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Source: Press release UN Bonn, 24.05.2016