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Straßenkreuzung Abidjan

Germany Supports UNODC Eastern Africa Programme

Vienna, November 2017: Three training workshops in Iganda, Tanzania and Kenya were funded by the German Federal Foreign Office in the framework of UNODC's Programme for Eastern Africa. The workshops w...

UNODC project against transnational organized crime in Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal: Drug incineration in Dakar

Germany supports UNODC with 500.000,- Euros for project in Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal

Vienna, November 2017: Germany supports UNODC with another 500.000,- Euros for implementing a project to enhance national capacities to detect and investigate cross-border organized crime in The Gambi...

Geldüberweisung aus Deutschland

Anti-Corruption Conference meets in Vienna

Vienna, 6 to 10 November 2017: The 7th Conference of States Parties of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) meets in Vienna; main topics to be discussed include the prevention of c...

Ambassador Däuble and UNODC Director Jean-Luc Lemahieu

Ambassador Däuble signs agreement with UNODC for 450,000 Euros

Vienna, 17 October 2017: Ambassador Däuble signed an agreement with Director Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),...

World Day against the Death Penalty

10 October 2017: "United for a world without death penalty"- Joint opinion piece of six foreign ministers, published in the "taz" (10.10.2017) "Today, on this World Day against the Death Penalty, w...

IPPAS Mission of IAEA in Germany

October 2017: An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts visited Germany on a nuclear security advisory mission as part of the International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPP...

Day of German Unity 2017: Reception at Palais Liechtenstein

Day of German Unity 2017

Vienna, 3 October 2017: At the joint reception of all three German diplomatic representations in Vienna, many guests from the international organizations in Vienna were welcomed to the Palais Liechten...

Opening Ceremony of the Insect Pest Control Laboratory in Seibersdorf

Opening Ceremony of the Insect Pest Control Laboratory (IPCL) in Seibersdorf

Vienna, 25 September 2017: In the presence of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, the Assistant Director General of the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Ren Wang, an...

IAEA General Conference 2017, Statement by Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Germany will continue to be a constructive and reliable partner of the IAEA

Thorsten Herdan, Director General for Energy Policy in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Head of the German Delegation, in his statement at the 61st IAEA General Conference: "Th...

Wismut Exhibition: IAEA Director-General Amano; Director-General Herdan, BMWi; Ambassador Däuble

Revitalising landscapes: IAEA Director-General Amano shows special interest in Wismut’s goal of restoration and rehabilitation

Vienna, 19 September 2017: IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano and the Head of the German Delegation, Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Energy Policy, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, visited...

ReNuAL Donor Wall: Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Germany contributes 1 million EUR for timely completion of ReNuAL+ laboratories in Seibersdorf

Vienna, 18 September 2017: At the ReNuAL side event during the 61st IAEA General Conference to celebrate the unveiling of the donor wall, Thorsten Herdan, Head of the German Delegation, Director Gener...

IAEA General Conference

Vienna, 18 to 22 September 2017: The 61st General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meets in Vienna. As the highest policy-making body of the IAEA, the General Conference con...

UNODC turns 20

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime turns 20

Vienna, 14 September 2017: Drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism are global challenges threatening the lives of millions. Today, no country can face these challenges alone and succeed. Since its foun...

Ambassador Däuble, UN Group of Friends of the Nelson Mandela Rules in Vienna

First Meeting of the UN Group of Friends of the Nelson Mandela Rules in Vienna

Vienna, 18 July 2017: The Nelson Mandela Rules are the revised UN standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners. The original rules were already adopted by the very first UN Crime Congress in ...

Ambassador Däuble delivers statement of the West-European and Others Group (WEOG) at the 45th UNIDO IDB session

UNIDO Industrial Development Board meets in Vienna

Vienna, 27 to 29 June 2017: Vienna, 27 to 29 June 2017: The Industrial Development Board (IDB) of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) met for its 45th session. Ambassador Dä...

Anwaltstorso mit Code Civil

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Vienna, 22 to 26 May 2017: The 26th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice brought together 1000 delegates; Germany was represented by an expert delegation. ...

Ambassador Däuble and UNODC Director Jean-Luc Lemahieu

Germany supports two more UNODC projects with around half a million US dollars

Vienna, 30 March 2017: German Ambassador Friedrich Däuble and Director of the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Jean-Luc Lemahieu signed two m...

Fuel rods emitting Cherenkov radiation

Ambassador Däuble and four other Governors of the IAEA visit the Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

Japan, 21 March 2017:Ambassador Däuble and four other Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met the Japanese Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, during their curren...

Ambassador Friedrich Däuble and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov

Germany supports UNODC with another 1.7 mio US dollars

Vienna, 17 March 2017: German Ambassador Friedrich Däuble and the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov signed five project agreements totaling 1.7 mi...

Federal Drug Commissioner Marlene Mortler

German Federal Drug Commissioner Marlene Mortler at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Vienna, 13 - 17 March 2017: This year the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is celebrating its 60th session. The German Federal Drug Commissioner, Ms Marlene Mortler, held her...

Opium poppy

Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meets in Vienna

Vienna, 13 - 17 March 2017: The 60th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna: Deadly opioid overdoses, Fentanyl control and alternatives to punishment and prison wit...

Ambassador Däuble and UNODC Director Jean-Luc Lemahieu

Germany and UNODC Sign New Project Agreement on UNCAC Implementation

Vienna, 21 February 2017: German Ambassador Friedrich Däuble and UNODC Director of the Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs Jean-Luc Lemahieu signed a project agreement to assist the implem...

ACUNS Conference Agenda 2030: Ambassador Däuble chairs expert panel on cleaner industry and energy

ACUNS Conference on Implementing 2030 Agenda

Vienna, 17 to 19 January 2017: The ACUNS Conference "Implementation of 2030 Agenda: A new vision for development" took place in Vienna with presentations of all UN organizations on various topics such...

Ambassador Däuble Presenting the UNODC Handbook "Violent Extremist Prisoners"

Germany Finances Handbook on Management of Violent Extremist Prisoners

Vienna, 12 January 2017: The Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna, Ambassador Däuble, moderated the presentation of the UNODC Handbook on the management of violent extremist prison...

Ambassador Däuble, IAEA Director-General Amano, IAEA DDG Malavasi

German Funds for "ReNuAL+" Project of IAEA

Vienna, 7 December 2016: On the occasion of the International Conference on Nuclear Security, Ambassador Friedrich Däuble and Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) A...

Ambassador Däuble and UNIDO Director General Li Yong

Germany extends development cooperation partnership with UNIDO

Vienna, 28 November 2016: On Monday, Director-General Li Yong on behalf of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Ambassador Friedrich Däuble on behalf of the Federal Repub...

CND and CCPCJ Special Event on 25 November 2016 during visit of the President of the General Assembly Peter Thomson

Ambassador Däuble Chairs UN Crime Commission

Vienna, 25 November 2016: Ambassador Däuble as chairperson of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) together with the chairperson of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)...

Federal Minister Gerd Müller and UNIDO Director-General Li Yong

UNIDO 50th Anniversary

German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Gerd Müller congratulates UNIDO on its 50th anniversary and signs agreement to establish an Investment and Technology Promotion Of...

Minister of State BMUB Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, MP

IAEA Conference on Nuclear Security

Vienna, 6 December 2016: On Monday, a number of Ministers and high-ranking representatives of Member States attended the opening session of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Internationa...

Emigrate

Germany Supports UNODC Project to Counter Migrant Smuggling in Myanmar

Vienna, October 2016: Germany supports UNODC with an amount of 350,000 Euro in order to carry out a project in Myanmar to counter the  smuggling of migrants. It is envisaged to expand the already exis...

Emigrate

Germany Supports UNODC Project to Counter Migrant Smuggling in Myanmar

Vienna, October 2016: Germany supports UNODC with an amount of 350,000 Euro in order to carry out a project in Myanmar to counter the  smuggling of migrants. It is envisaged to expand the already exis...

Haeftling

Conference Against Organized Crime

Vienna, 17 to 21 October 2016: The eighth Conference of states parties to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) will address i.a. trafficking in persons, arms traffick...

Ambassador Däuble, ECOSOC session 2016, New York

Ambassador Däuble at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York

New York, 26 July 2016: In his capacity as Chairperson of the twenty-fifth session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Ambassador Friedrich Däuble participated in th...

Head of Division C. Hohmann, Job Fair at the Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

Ambassador Däuble and Competent Head of Division, German Foreign Office Open Job Fair at Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

Vienna, 6 July 2016: On the second day of the Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum a total number of 18 different international organizations, Non-governmental organizations and institutions ...

Minenräumung

Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

Vienna, 5 July 2016: The first 'Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum' is organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). More than 500 participants with disarmament, n...

Handy und Gallium-Klumpen

UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation meets in Vienna

Vienna, 4 July 2016: The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) convened for its 63rd session in Vienna from 26 June to 1 July 2016. Established in 1955, the ...

IAEA Laboratories, Seibersdorf

Germany Pledges Further 500,000 Euros in Support of IAEA Laboratory Modernization

Vienna, 27 June 2016: The Federal Republic of Germany provides the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with an additional extrabudgetary contribution of 500,000 Euros to be used for the ReNuAL p...

IAEA Board of Governors, 2015

IAEA Board of Governors, 6-10 June in Vienna

Vienna, 6 to 10 June 2016: Germany – represented by Ambassador Friedrich Däuble - is a designated member of the Board of Governors, IAEA's policy-making body consisting of 35 nations who usually conve...

Ambassador Däuble and UNODC Executive Director Fedotov opening the commission session

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Vienna, 23 to 27 May 2016: The 25th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was chaired by Germany. The Commission focused on criminal justice responses to te...

Ambassador Däuble and IAEA DDG Tero Vajoranta

Contribution Agreement Signed: Germany Provides IAEA with Additional 750,000 € to Implement Iran Nuclear Deal

Vienna, 13 May 2016: The Federal Republic of Germany supports the IAEA verification measures in Iran with an additional contribution of 750,000 €. The contribution agreement was signed in Vienna by Am...

UNIDO Director-General Li Yong and Federal Minister Gerd Müller, BMZ

UNIDO Director-General Li Yong Visits Germany

Li Yong, Director-General of the United Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) visited Germany from 2 May to 4 May 2016. Ambassador Däuble welcomed Li Yong in Frankfurt and accompanied him during...

Opium poppy

UN Special Session on the World Drug Problem

New York, 19 - 21 April 2016: The Special Session of the United Nations on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016) has adopted a document in which Member States confirm their joint commitment to fight ag...

TerraSAR-X

55th session of Legal Subcommittee of UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Closed on 15 April 2016

The Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) convened in Vienna from 4 to 15 April 2016 for its 55th session. At the beginning of the session P...

Skulptur vor dem VN-Hauptgebäude

Germany Supports UNODC Project to Fight Terrorism

Vienna, April 2016: Germany supports the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with an amount of nearly 300,000 US dollars in the framework of UNODC’s Counter-Terrorism Assistance Programme...

UNODC Chief: International Drug Policy Puts People First

Vienna, April 2016: Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), calls to mind long days and nights of negotiations among member states in Vienna to re...

Opium poppy

Commission on Narcotic Drugs Met in Vienna

Vienna, 14 - 22 March 2016: The 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs met in Vienna: Delegates addressed the upcoming special session of the United Nations General Assembly 2...

Haeftling

UNODC Executive Director: Alternatives to Punishment for Drug-related Offences

Vienna, 15 March 2016: At a side-event on the margins of the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov highlighted the need to conside...

Member of German Bundestag Ute Finckh-Krämer, CTBTO PrepCom Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo, Ambassador Friedrich Däuble

German MP Ute Finckh-Krämer meets CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo

Vienna, 23 March 2016: Member of the German Bundestag Ms. Ute Finckh-Krämer met the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Mr. Lassina Zerbo for a one hour discu...

Nuclear plant in Natanz, Iran

Germany Contributes Additional 750,000 € to IAEA Verification Measures in Iran

Vienna, March 2016: The German Government supports the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with an additional contribution of 750,000 €. With this voluntary extra-budgetary contribution Germany ...

CTBTO / Seismic Station

46th Working Group on Verification Measures of the CTBTO has ended on 4th March 2016

In Vienna the 46th Working Group B of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has ended on 4 March 2016. Working Group B of the CTBTO prepares the decisions of the Preparatory C...

New Report on Narcotic Drugs

2 March 2016: The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has presented its Annual Report 2015 in Berlin, stressing that health and welfare be put at the centre of a balanced drug policy. The rep...

picture: DLR

Space Subcommittee meets in Vienna

53rd session of the Scientific-Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS): From 15 to 26 February 2016 the delegates of the 53rd session ...

Ambassador Friedrich Däuble supports the IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy

IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy "PACT"

About PACT: Across the developing world, cancer has become a major health challenge that needs to be urgently tackled. Cancer kills more than 7.6 million people every year - more than HIV/AIDS, tuber...

Raumstation ISS

More than 1000 Photos posted during Competition of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

The photo competition organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (Vienna) and NASA has attracted more than 1000 photo postings under the headline "Why Space Matters". The winner wa...

Opium poppy

UN Special Session on the World Drug Problem

New York, 11 February 2016: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned about the links between illegal drug trafficking and international crime. The world drug problem will be addressed from 19 to 21 Apr...

IAEA Laboratories, Seibersdorf

IAEA – Nuclear Applications and ReNuAL

Watch eight IAEA laboratories at work and see how scientists find innovative ways to improve lives and protect the planet: https://t.co/fXokKg4Xx0

UN-Vollversammlung

Germany Supports Project to Prepare for UNGASS

In April 2016 a Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGASS) on the world drug problem will take place in New York. Germany supports the work of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UN...

Vienna Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Implementation Day

16 January 2016 - Implementation Day: Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in response to the implementation of Iran’s obligations from the Vienna Nuclear Agreement:...

IAEA Building, Vienna

IAEA Special Board of Governors on 15 December in Vienna

Vienna, 15 December 2015: Germany – represented by Ambassador Friedrich Däuble - is a designated member of the Board of Governors, IAEA's policy-making body consisting of 35 nations who usually conven...

Opium poppy

Preparations in Vienna for the UN Special Session on the World Drug Problem

Vienna, 9 - 11 December 2015: In Vienna the preparations of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016, New York) are gathering momentum. Special events...

Korruption

International Anti-Corruption Day

9 December 2015: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a campaign to raise awareness about corruption. On the occasion ...

UNIDO General Conference 2015, Dr. Failer and Ambassador Däuble

16th UNIDO General Conference successfully completed

Dr. Peter Failer: “Agenda 2030 strengthens the role of UNIDO” Dr. Peter Failer, Head of the section for International Development at the Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development, an...

Göhner (BMWi), DDG Malavasi and Ambassador Däuble

500,000 EUR for the ReNuAL Project

Vienna:  26 November 2015: The Federal Republic of Germany provides the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with an extrabudgetary contribution of 500,000 EUR to be used for the ReNuAL (Renovati...

Solaranlage

16th UNIDO General Conference Convenes in Vienna

Vienna, 30 November - 4 December November 2015: The General Conference is the main policymaking organ of UNIDO (United Nations Organization on Industrial Development); 169 Member States convene every ...

CTBTO / Seismic Station

45th Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO decides on the future work of the Organization

Vienna, 16 - 18 November 2015: The Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) at its 45th session has adopted important decisions for the Organization’s w...

IAEA Board of Governors, 2015

IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee and IAEA Board of Governors Convene in Vienna

Vienna, 23 to 27 November 2015: Germany – represented by Ambassador Friedrich Däuble - is a designated member of the policy-making body of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) consisting of 3...

Ambassador Däuble, UNCAC Conference of State Parties, St. Petersburg 2015

Anti-Corruption Conference St. Petersburg

Germany was vice-president of the 6th Conference of States Parties of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) that took place from 2 to 6 November in St. Petersburg and was chaired by...

Animation on chasing hidden nuclear tests by the CTBTO

The studio „Minute Physics“  supported by the CTBTO has provided an interesting animation about the work of the CTBTO chasing banned nuclear tests. Just click and see for yourself!

Nuclear plant in Natanz, Iran

Germany Contributes Additional 750,000 € to IAEA Verification Measures in Iran

Vienna, October 2015: The German Government supports the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA) with an additional contribution of 750,000 €. With this voluntary extra-budgetary contribution Germany...

Ambassador Däuble (middle) and IAEA Directors Kuno and Hättenschwiller

Ambassador Däuble Visits IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf

Seibersdorf, 12 October 2015: The German Ambassador to the United Nations, Friedrich Däuble visited the Laboratories of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Seibersdorf today. He received ...

IAEA Building, Vienna

Renovation of the IAEA Laboratories – ReNuAL

Vienna, October 2015: The  IAEA Secretariat presents the central facts and figures regarding the "ReNuAL" project in two illustrative flyers which are worth reading and sharing! . . The ReNuAL...

Ambassador Däuble and Taizo Nishikawa

Presentation of Credentials to UNIDO

On Thursday, 8 October 2015 the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to other International Organizations (Vienna), Ambassador Friedrich ...

Ambassador Däuble and Florian Hahn, Member of the German Bundestag

Ambassador Däuble meets with Florian Hahn, Member of the German Bundestag

Vienna, 7 October 2015: Ambassador Friedrich Däuble met with Florian Hahn, Member of the German Bundestag, Member of several committees of the Bundestag and Foreign policy spokesman of the CSU (Christ...

Ambassador Däuble Elected Vice-Chairperson of the IAEA Board of Governors

Vienna, 21 September 2015: The Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to other International Organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Friedrich ...

IAEA PACT Campaign against Cancer

PACT Campaign against Cancer

On the occasion of the 59th General Conference the IAEA Secretariat launched a new PACT campaign to raise awareness of the persistent inequalities in access to lifesaving cancer services. For more det...

GRS Exhibition during IAEA General Conference, Vienna 2015

59th IAEA General Conference: Head of German Delegation visits exhibition of ‎GRS

Vienna, 15 September 2015: Mr. Thorsten Herdan, Director-General for Energy Policy in the Federal Ministery for Economic Affairs and Energy, the German UN Ambassador Friedrich Däuble and Denis Flory, ...

IAEA General Conference 2015, Statement by Thorsten Herdan, Head of the German Delegation

IAEA General Conference: German Delegate addresses the Plenary

  Vienna, 15 September 2015: The delegate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Thorsten Herdan, Head of Department at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, delivered the German...

ReNuAL Presentation during 2015 IAEA General Conference

The ReNuAL Project advances – Unveiling of the models for two new laboratory buildings on the occasion of the opening of the 59th IAEA General Conference

Vienna, 14th September 2015: The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano and the two co-chairs of the group of “Friends of ReNuAL” – the Ambassadors of South Afr...

IAEA General Conference

Vienna, 14 to 18 September 2015: The 59th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meets in Vienna. Germany – represented by Thorsten Herdan, Head of Department at the Feder...

IAEA Building, Vienna

IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, 7 - 11 September 2015

Vienna, 7 - 11 September 2015: Germany – represented by Ambassador Friedrich Däuble as the German Governor – is a designated member of this 35-nation IAEA controlling and steering body, meeting every ...

45th CTBTO Working Group on Verification Measures

In Vienna the 45th Working Group B of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has ended on 4 September 2015. Working Group B of the CTBTO prepares the decisions of the Preparato...

Korruption

UN Convention Against Corruption

Vienna, 1 September 2015: Germany has been a member of the United Nations Convention against Corruption since December 2014. In the UNCAC Working Group on Prevention on 1 September 2015, Germany gave ...

IAEA Meeting on Iran Dossier

Vienna, 25 August 2015: The Special Board of Governors on 25 August concerning the Iran dossier considers the authorization of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Director General by the Board of...

Ambassador Däuble and IAEA Director-General Amano

Presentation of Credentials to IAEA

On Friday, 7 August 2015 the new Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to other International Organizations (Vienna), Ambassador Friedrich...

Vienna, 28 July 2015: Ambassador Friedrich Däuble presents his credentials to UNOV Director-General Yury Fedotov

Ambassador Däuble Presents Credentials

Vienna, 28 July 2015: Ambassador Däuble presents his credentials as new Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  to UNOV Director General Yury Fedotov.

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The chief negotiators of the E3+3 group and Iran before the last plenary session in Vienna

Agreement with Iran

Vienna, 14 July 2015: Following over two weeks of continuous negotiations in Vienna a deal has been reached: the E3+3 partners and Iran were able to agree on a solution to the nuclear dispute. Foreign...

Vienna Energy Forum 2015

Vienna Energy Forum

Vienna, 18 to 20 June 2015: In the course of the biennial Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) taking place in the former imperial residence and today’s congress and event center, the Hofburg, discussions on ene...

UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

Vienna, June 2015: Germany is a Member State of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) since December 2014. Like all other UNCAC member states, Germany will be reviewed by two other member state...

Haft

Standard Minimum Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners

Vienna, 18 to 22 May 2015: The 24th Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice passed a resolution on the adoption of the revised Standard Minimum Rules on the Treatment of ...

Rocket launch in North Korea

14th regular meeting of the Subscribing States to the Hague Code of Conduct against ballistic missile proliferation

Vienna, 28/29 May 2015: The fourteenth annual Regular Meeting of the Subscribing States of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC) took place in Vienna under the Chair...

Haeftling

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Vienna, 18 to 22 May 2015: The 24th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will discuss the Doha Declaration finalized at the 13th UN Crime Congress. The top...

TerraSAR-X

54th session of the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space opened under German chair

The Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) held its 54th session in Vienna from 13 to 24 April 2015. Like the session in 2014 this year’s ses...

The opening panel addresses the audience in the Vienna Hofburg on 20 April 2015

Informal Meeting on the Arms Trade Treaty hosted by Austria on 20/21 April 2015

Vienna, 20/21 April 2015: As part of the process leading up to the First Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 24-27 August 2015 in Mexico and as agreed by the Informal Meetin...

Ambassador Scharinger, UN Crime Congress 2015, Doha

United Nations Crime Congress in Doha 2015

Doha, 14 April 2015: Ambassador Scharinger during his statement at the high-level segment in the plenary of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha: * * * ...

Ambassador Scharinger at the 13th United Nations Crime Congress

United Nations Crime Congress in Doha

Doha, 12 -17 April 2015: At the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar Ambassador Scharinger delivered a statement on wildlife crime during a high-level e...

44th Working Group on Verification measures of the CTBTO started under German Chairmanship

In Vienna the 44th Working Group B of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has started on 16 March 2015. Working Group B of the CTBTO prepares the decisions of the PrepCom on...

Opium poppy

Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meets in Vienna

Vienna, 9 - 17 March 2015: The 58th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna: Delegates will address the upcoming special session of the United Nations General Assemb...

IAEA Building, Vienna

IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, 2 - 6 March 2015

Vienna, 2 March 2015: Germany – represented by Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger as the German Governor – is a designated member of this 35-nation IAEA controlling and steering body, meeting every thre...

Secretary-of-State Ederer and CTBTO Executive Secretary Zerbo

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Secretary-of State Ederer in Vienna

Vienna, February 2015: Secretary-of-State at the Federal Foreign Office Mr. Markus Ederer met with Mr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission (Comprehensive Nuclear Tes...

BMJV Secretary-of-State Christian Lange and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov

Secretary-of-State Christian Lange and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov Meet in Vienna

Vienna, 10 February 2015: The German Deputy Minister of Justice and for Consumer Protection, Christian Lange met Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC...

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North Korean Nuclear Test

Atmospheric Transport Monitoring

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) operates the German national data centre in the framework of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). BGR analyses data from ...

Foreign Minister Gabriel on North Korea’s nuclear test

3 September 2017: Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today: "Following confirmation also from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), we must assume that North Kore...

Energy Efficieny Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award

Energy Efficiency Award 2017 – Companies can apply now: The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the mot...

New UNIDO Office for Investment Promotion Opened in Bonn

Dr. Peter Failer, Head ITPO Bonn, LI Yong, Dirctor-General UNIDO, Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary UNCCD, Federal Minister Gerd Müller, Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, Ambassador Friedrich Däuble

Bonn, 5 May 2017: The Federal Government of Germany and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) officially opened an Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Bonn. ...

Nuclear weapons’ ban treaty negotiations at the United Nations

1952 US nuclear test

New York, 27 March 2017: The UN Conference negotiates a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, including their development, production, storage, and testing, leading towards their tot...

Federal Foreign Office on first anniversary of Implementation Day of Vienna nuclear agreement

Berlin, 16 January 2017: A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement on the first anniversary of Implementation Day of the Vienna agreement on the nuclear programme of Iran: O...

António Guterres New UN Secretary-General

6 October 2016: Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on the Security Council decision to appoint António Guterres as the new UN Secretary-General: "I am pleased that the Se...

IAEA Director-General Visits Germany

Visit of IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano in Germany

October 2016:

Message from Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the occasion of the Day of German Unity, 3 October 2016

The fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany and the overcoming of the division of Europe into East and West: without a doubt, these events marked a historic watershed whose impact stretched far beyond Germany’s borders.

Contribution granted during visit of UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov in Berlin

Federal Foreign Office, D-OR Flor and UNODC Executive Director Fedotov

Berlin, 9 June 2016: On 9 June the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov held bilateral talks in Berlin with counterparts at the Federal Ministry of t...

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 – A Global Dialogue on the Energiewende

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«Towards a global Energiewende» - the motto of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016“ makes it very clear about where we are going in terms of energy supplies. The second international energy transition conference at the German Foreign Office in March saw politicians and businesspeople coming together to exchange experiences, develop new strategies and above all, take the Paris climate protection agreement seriously.

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

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"I have just heard here in Dushanbe about the death of Hans-Dietrich Genscher – news that moves me deeply and fills me with great sadness. ...

Germany: First Helium Plasma for Nuclear Fusion Generated

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Greifswald, 10 December 2015: The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) has produced the first helium plasma at the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device funded by the Federal Government, the Land Mec...

CTBTO – “Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty” Exhibition

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Within the system of nuclear disarmament and anti-proliferation, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty – CTBT – is an important factor. Supervising it is the CTBTO in Vienna. The organisation has a worldwide net of measuring stations. Germany is strongly involved.

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

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Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

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The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

G7 Statement on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

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Lübeck, 15 April 2015: Initiatives of the German G7 Presidency: The initiatives agreed upon under the auspices of Germany's G7 presidency include a joint final statement and a statement on non-prolife...

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the agreement with Iran: “A great and decisive step forwards”

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Lausanne, 2 April 2015: The tough negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme have come to an end. On Thursday evening (2 April), the E3+3 foreign ministers and Iran agreed to key parameters of a fi...

G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lübeck

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German Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier will be hosting his counterparts from the G7 states as well as the EU High Representative in Lübeck on 14 and 15 April 2015. The Foreign Ministers Meeti...