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The Development and Peace Foundation is a cross-party and non-profit-making organisation funded by the federal states of North-Rhine Westphalia, Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony. The Foundation sees its role as a forum for the German and international debate about social and political responses to globalisation. Its aim is humane and sustainable development worldwide. With its publications and events, the Foundation operates at the interface between policy-making, research, civil society and the economy.
Working efficiently, effectively and in a spirit of partnership, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports people and societies worldwide in creating sustainable living conditions and building better futures. The services delivered by the GIZ draw on a wealth of regional and technical competence and tried and tested management expertise. As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ is also engaged in international education work around the globe.
The Deutsche Post and DHL corporate brands represent a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics (DHL) and communications (Deutsche Post) services. The Group provides its customers with both easy to use standardized products as well as innovative and tailored solutions ranging from dialog marketing to industrial supply chains. About 470,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories form a global network focused on service, quality and sustainability. With programs in the areas of climate protection, disaster relief and education, the Group is committed to social responsibility. In 2010, Deutsche Post DHL revenues exceeded € 51 billion.
The postal service for Germany. The logistics company for the world.
Germany’s international broadcaster has the legal mission to convey a comprehensive picture of life in Germany and, additionally, to deal with “German and other positions on important issues” and in particular to provide a forum aimed at “promoting understanding and dialogue between cultures and peoples.”
Deutsche Welle fulfils its mission with the programmes of DW-RADIO in 30 languages, DW-TV in German and English as well as programme slots in Arabic and Spanish, and DW-WORLD.DE – the multimedia and multilingual internet website. DW is comprised of a multinational team of roughly 1,500 employees from more than 60 countries. DW runs the DW-AKADEMIE for broadcasting professionals from developing countries and Eastern Europe. Deutsche Welle is headquartered in Bonn. DW-TV is located in Berlin.
The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group is the world quality and technology leader in ropeway engineering. Our world leadership in the ropeway construction market is based on the knowledge of our customer's needs as well as professionalism and precision in performance.
The Group has production facilities and sales and service locations in over 33 countries of the world and to date has built more than 14,200 installations in over 86 countries.
The European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST e.V. / Hamburg) pursues the promotion of research, education and development cooperation in the area of environmental, sustainable and equitable mobility and transport policy. The goal is to counteract the high consumption of natural resources and global climate change.
EURIST wants to help ensure a paradigm shift away from the current trend of more road construction and traffic towards more environmentally and socially sustainable transport patterns.
EURIST analyzes and critically evaluates the functions and methods used by the decision-makers and relevant institutions in the transport sector who play a role in the development of transport structures globally. Through research, consultation and public relations EURIST wants to actively influence transportation projects to have more sustainable results.
KfW Entwicklungsbank is a competent and strategic partner on current developmental issues. Reducing poverty, securing peace, protecting natural resources and helping to shape globalisation are the main priorities of KfW Entwicklungsbank.
On behalf of the German Federal Government it promotes reforms, infrastructure and financial systems for socially and ecologically compatible economic growth. As part of KfW Bankengruppe it is a worldwide financing partner, and it also employs funds of its own for development projects.
Due to the close cooperation with our local partners and target groups KfW Entwicklungsbank is familiar the potentials and problems in the developing countries. It actively seeks this cooperation with German and international partners in order to further enhance the developmental effectiveness and efficiency of its activities.
World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to the countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The European Centre for Environment and Health of the WHO Regional Office for Europe focuses on the analysis of accumulated scientific evidence on environmental determinants of health and on its application in policy development.
As a part of this function, WHO/ECEH promotes healthy and sustainable transport alternatives working with European ministries of transport, health and environment and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe under the framework of the Transport, Environment and Health Pan-European Programme (THE PEP). This work aims at integrating health and environment considerations into transport policies and at identifying win-win options that satisfy the need for mobility while addressing the effects of transport on human health, such as those caused by air pollution , noise, injuries, greenhouse gases and lack of physical activity. See www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/environment-and-health/Transport-and-health for details.
Based in three locations (Bonn, Leipzig and Berlin), the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation presents German history from post-war times to the present day with an approach that is geared towards visitors and interactive experience. With well over 1 million visitors every year, the houses of the Foundation are some of the most visited museums in the Federal Republic of Germany. As a complement to the permanent exhibitions, individual aspects of contemporary history are explored in more detail in appealing temporary exhibitions, a varied programme of events and assorted publications. In its work, the Foundation aims to appeal to visitors of all ages and from all walks of life.
Germany’s international broadcaster has the legal mission to convey a comprehensive picture of life in Germany and, additionally, to deal with “German and other positions on important issues” and in particular to provide a forum aimed at “promoting understanding and dialogue between cultures and peoples.” Deutsche Welle fulfils its mission with the programmes of DW-RADIO in 30 languages, DW-TV in German and English as well as programme slots in Arabic and Spanish, and DW-WORLD.DE – the multimedia and multilingual internet website. DW is comprised of a multinational team of roughly 1,500 employees from more than 60 countries. DW runs the DW-AKADEMIE for broadcasting professionals from developing countries and Eastern Europe. Deutsche Welle is headquartered in Bonn. DW-TV is located in Berlin.
A fund allocated by the European Union, the ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. In short, the ERDF finances:
- direct aid to investments in companies (in particular Small and Middle-sized Enterprises) to create sustainable jobs,
- infrastructures linked notably to research and innovation, telecommunications, environment, energy and transport,
- financial instruments (capital risk funds, local development funds, etc.) to support regional and local development and to foster cooperation between towns and regions,
- technical assistance measures.
19 organizations within the United Nations, among them the Climate Change Secretariat, the Secretariat to Combat Desertification and the Volunteers’ Programme, are working from Bonn in the name of sustainable development worldwide.
Bonn stands for cooperation, dialogue and synergy effects. In addition to the United Nations, federal ministries as well as scientific institutions, development aid services, business and the media, non-governmental organizations and, of course, the City of Bonn itself have become committed components of the Bonn-based sustainability field. They all act as the driving force behind many sustainability initiatives and co-operations – from local to global, from on-site projects to education.
Important conferences have helped to increase the city’s significance and to shape its international profile. The UN Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2008, regular conferences of the UN Climate Change Secretariat as well as the international Global Media Forum are only a small sample of what makes up the City of Bonn as a location for international conferences.
The "Foundation for International Dialogue of the Sparkasse in Bonn" was launched in 2005 in order to promote international discussions and foster cooperation in the Federal and UN city of Bonn. Bonn is an international and cosmopolitan city and thus has a unique position amongst other German cities. The city and the region of Bonn therefore have the best potential to become a place for international dialogue.
Some of the Foundation's aims are to promote
- international understanding,
- development cooperation,
- European integration, and
- study and research in the fields of international politics and history.
The Foundation intends to achieve its aims by promoting intercultural and interpersonal dialogue. It does so by supporting international events and congresses, or by staging such events itself. Furthermore, the Foundation provides support for the activities of institutions and associations which are committed to work for international understanding and intercultural dialogue. In so doing, a contribution can be made and citizens can be encouraged to get involved.
Development cooperation aims to help resolve crises and conflicts in a peaceful manner. It aims to help ensure that scarce resources are more equitably shared, and that our environment is preserved for coming generations. And it aims to help reduce global poverty.
In order to achieve these goals, development policy must target different levels. And of course we cannot lose sight of the fact that foreign policy, trade policy, security policy and development policy are today very closely linked. This makes the mandate of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) wide and varied.