ASCOBANS Joins UN Day Celebrations on 22 October

24 October 2011 - The ASCOBANS Secretariat joined 18 UN Bonn-based agencies and several other international organizations in celebrating the annual UN Day in Bonn this weekend.
UN Day is celebrated globally to highlight the aims and achievements of the United Nations. The day marks the anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter on 24 October 1945 and has been observed annually in Bonn since the city became a host city to several United Nations organizations in 1996.
With this year's theme for development 'If not me who else?' the UN Day focused on the personal engagement of all of us to make this a better world and to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals, which include stopping extreme poverty and hunger and ensuring environmental sustainability.
Thousands of people attended this year's festivities in the city centre of Bonn, which took place on Bonn's central market square. Accompanied by a colourful variety of entertainment, including music and dance performances from around the world, visitors got the chance to find out more about the different activities and goals of the various UN Bonn organizations and received give-aways, such as posters, stickers and other information material.
The ASCOBANS Secretariat shared an exhibition tent with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), its other Bonn-based Agreements AEWA and EUROBATS and several other UN Bonn organizations.

Last updated on 25 March 2014

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