Minster for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia


The 3rd Bonn Conference on International Development Policy will be supported by numerous institutions, organisations and companies. At this point we would like to present the conference partners to you and take this opportunity to thank them for their engagement and cooperation.

Main organiser of the 3rd Bonn Conference:


Since 2010, the responsibility for international affairs and "One-World-Policy" lies in the hand of the State Chancellery of North Rhine Westphalia in the portfolio of the Minister of Federal-Affairs, Europe and the Media Dr. Angelica Schwall-Düren.There, European and international issues of North Rhine-Westphalia are coordinated and international contacts cultivated. The regional policy of North-Rhine Westphalia regarding the European Union and the responsibility for development cooperation, "One-World-Policy" and the International City of Bonn are exercised there.

Joint event organisers:

Just as during the 1st and the 2nd Bonn Conference on International Development Policy 2007 and 2009 this year`s conference will be addressing the concept of a diversity of prospects. Whilst taking account of the views of a number of players in the field of development cooperation the discussion should lead to a result that is balanced and is in line with social reality. That is why the circle of joint organisers will once again be comprising representatives of civil society, the academic world and industry this year.

logo_stadtbonn_2City of Bonn www.bonn.de

UN in Bonn – working towards sustainable development worldwide
18 United Nations organizations, including the Climate Secretariat, the Secretariat to Combat Desertification and the United Nations Volunteers programme, are working from Bonn for sustainable development worldwide.Bonn stands for networks, dialogue and synergy effects.  The United Nations, six federal ministries, scientific institutions, development services, businesses, the media and non-governmental organizations all have become committed components of the Bonn-based sustainability force field, but also the City of Bonn itself as the driving force behind many sustainability initiatives and forms of cooperation – from local to global, from on-site projects to education.By hosting international conferences in Bonn, federal ministries, UN organizations and the state government have contributed to the fact that strong incentives for global development policies have come from Bonn and that the topic of sustainability has become deeply engrained in Bonn.The City of Bonn is well aware of the significant role local action plays for global interrelations. Local projects like Ökoprofit or Sustainable Bonn, local climate protection, the advancement of renewable energies and fair trade are fine examples here. On an international scale, the City of Bonn advocates sustainable development in city networks and city partnerships and has successfully established development-oriented project partnerships with six cities on four continents: Bukhara (Uzbekistan), Cape Coast (Ghana), Chengdu (China), La Paz (Bolivia), Minsk (Belarus) and Ulan Bator (Mongolia).

CSCP_Logo_CMYK_kleinUNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)

The UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is a "Think and Do Tank" for sustainable consumption and production. The Centre takes innovative apporaches to make sustainablility happen together with actors from policy, civil society and economy.

Deutsches-Institut-fuer-Entwicklungspolitik_klGerman Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) www.die-gdi.de

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. The key to DIE's success is its institutional independence, which is guaranteed by the Institute’s founding statute. Since its founding in 1964, the DIE has based its work on the interplay between Research, Consulting and Training. The Institute's Postgraduate Training Programme is concentrated on courses dedicated to development-related themes and issues bound up with shaping the process of globalisation as well as with improving trainee communicative and social skills. Once they have completed the Postgraduate Training Programme, the graduates find career opportunities with development organisations in Germany and abroad.In addition to the Postgraduate Training Programme, the DIE offers Young Professionals from selected partner countries of Germany's international cooperation the participation in the Global Governance School. The highly qualified participants from Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan and South Africa work in governments, Ministries, Universities, policy-orientated Think Tanks or research institutions. The DIE is headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner (Director). At present, the Institute has a staff of 100, more than two-thirds of whom are researchers.

logo_venro2VENRO, the association of German development non-governmental organisations www.venro.org

VENRO is the umbrella association of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) acting within the field of development policy in Germany. The association was founded in 1995 and its membership comprises around 120 organisations. These organisations are from the fields of private-sector and ecclesiastical work, humanitarian aid as well as from educational work, public relations and lobbying. The central aim of VENRO is to guide the process of globalisation fairly, in particular to overcome global poverty. The association is committed to the practical application of human rights and to the preservation of natural livelihoods. VENRO represents the interests of NGOs acting within development policy in respect of politicians, backs the role of NGOs and civil society within development policy, represents the interests of developing countries and of impoverished sections of the population and heightens public awareness of development policy topics.