#UNBonn25: Global action – local interaction

#Bonn25 webinar
UNCCD News

As part of the celebration for the 25th anniversary of the UN in Bonn, the City of Bonn and the Bonn International Non-Governmental Organizations (BINGO) organized a webinar “#UNBonn25: Global Action – Local Interaction” on 23 June, addressing the important linkages between landscapes, agriculture and fair consumption.

"The city of Bonn is not just our home. It plays an important role on the world stage when it comes to sustainability, peace and justice," said the UNCCD Deputy Executive Secretary Tina Birmpili, noting the tremendous opportunity the city provides for collaborations to address systemic challenges – whether they are about climate change, food systems, or human rights. “As the UN and the global community in Bonn, we must continue to use our respective strengths and expertise to help countries translate words into action,” she added. [Read the full statement]

In the webinar, the goals and work of three exemplary organizations in addressing these linkages were highlighted. These were: Global Landscapes Forum (https://www.globallandscapesforum.org/), IFOAM – Organics International (https://www.ifoam.bio/), and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) (https://www.fairtrade.net/). 

The panelists discussed how to strengthen cooperation among the UN and Bonn-based organizations to maximize impact on the ground and to address the emerging and nexus issues of food, water, and energy in the context of urban-rural linkages.