UNEP/CMS Secretariat and those of the co-located Agreements
on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
(AEWA), the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic
and North Seas (ASCOBANS) and the Conservation of Populations
of European Bats (EUROBATS) will move on 16 June 2006 to
occupy adjacent floors in the new building for UN agencies
in Bonn. The new building (known locally as the “Langer
Eugen” after the name of a former President of the
German Parliament) has been provided by the Government of
Germany. It formerly housed members of the German Parliament
before its transfer to Berlin starting in 1999.
Mr Hepworth said: “ The move to the new UN campus
will allow the CMS Secretariat and our Bonn based Agreements
to be re-united in one office after more than 2 years apart.
This will give a boost to internal communication.”
He also acknowledged the commitment of the Government of
Germany and the tireless efforts of the Lady Mayor of Bonn,
Bärbel Dieckmann in backing the needs of the CMS Family
in Bonn. “My colleagues and I in CMS regret losing
the wonderful home which the German government has provided
for us in Haus Carstanjen, while acknowledging that the
move has wider advantages for the City, and especially for
larger UN agencies”, he continued.
He also announced that a new CMS Family Intern scheme, which
started on1 June 2006, and is designed to take advantage
of the extra rooms available at the new UN building in Bonn.
Robert Hepworth emphasized the international scope and practical
approach of the new Internship programme: “We invite
students from Germany and beyond to apply to provide university
students with practical experience and education in UN institutions
which complements their field of study and helps prepare
them for their working lives. Fascinating subject material
and the variety of work will promote a better understanding
of the instruments of the Convention. We hope CMS Family
staff members and interns will soon discover the benefits
of the working conditions at the new venue in the UN City
Email and telephone numbers are unchanged.
Convention on Migratory Species
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49-(0)228-815 2401/2
Fax +49-(0)228-815 2449