Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to other International Organizations in Vienna

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989

In September 1989, thousands of refugees from East Germany occupied the West Germany Embassy in Prague. After some tough negotiations in New York, then foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, standing on the embassy balcony, spoke the words that would resolve the crisis and make history: "We have come to you..."

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

«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.

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

"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. ...

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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...

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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...

Guido Westerwelle

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (18 March) on the death of his predecessor Guido Westerwelle:

"The death of Guido Westerwelle fills us with profound grief. Today, we have lost someone who, for a whole generation, shaped our country – as Chairman of the FDP, as leader of the opposition and then as Foreign Minister. [...]"

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 on 17-18 March

The German Government will host the international Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office from 17 to 18 March. The event is aimed at government and business decision-makers, scientists, interest groups and civil society.

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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

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Germany’s Energiewende – Good for the Environment AND Business?

We want to help shape the future – especially when it comes to climate protection. Energy production and consumption are putting an ever-increasing burden on the global climate, and urgent action is necessary. Germany’s Energiewende - the energy transition - is a radical new departure. But it’s not just about climate protection, saving energy and providing energy security. Germany also stands to gain economically.

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The Energiewende – A Mobility Rethink for the Automobile Nation

Innovative, ambitious, daring even? The Energiewende, Germany’s energy transition, is all about slowing climate change and its consequences. At the same time, this key national priority is driving change in German business and science.

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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...

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The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

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The UN in Bonn

Since 1994 when the law dividing up ministries and institutions between Bonn and Berlin was passed, it hasn't been a one-way street to Berlin. Bonn has reinvented itself as the United Nations' base in Germany.

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German News Service - Discover Germany firsthand

The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

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Germany’s Energy Revolution and its European Neighbours

Germany’s energy revolution is going ahead

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Climate Change and Security

Climate change is going to means changes to our environment.

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The Permanent Representative Ambassador Friedrich Däuble

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New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.