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

Welcome to the Permanent Mission! This homepage offers information about our work and the international organizations in Vienna:

Visit to International Monitoring System (IMS) Stations in the Bavarian Forest

Diplomats, Media and Staff of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) visit IMS station in the Bavarian Forest

More than 20 Vienna-based diplomats, among them the Ambassadors of Austria, Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and Germany, as well as journalists and staff of the CTBTO visited two moni...

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

Further information is available on the following websites:

ATV-2 Launch - view from ISS, 02-16-2011

German Astronaut at the International Space Station ISS

On 7 October 2014 German astronaut Alex Gerst exited the International Space Station for a "space walk". Alex Gerst is the third astronaut from Germany to work in the ISS: read more Blog United Na...


Conference Against Organized Crime

Vienna, 6 to 10 October 2014: The seventh Conference of states parties to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) will address i.a. trafficking in persons, organ smuggli...

Groundbreaking ceremony for the ReNuAL project with Ambassador Scharinger, IAEA Director-General Amano and Ambassadors

Ambassador Scharinger participates in groundbreaking ceremony for ReNuAL

Seibersdorf, 29 September 2014: Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger participated with Mr. Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other ambassadors in the grou...

IAEA Inspectors

Iranian nuclear dossier: Another 100,000 Euro for IAEA verification measures

September 2014: Given the extension of the Joint Plan of Action of 24 November 2013 by the E3/EU+3 (France, Germany, United Kingdom, EU as well as China, Russia and the US) and Iran until 24 November ...

IAEA General Conference 2014, Statement by Thorsten Herdan, Head of the German Delegation

IAEA General Conference: German Delegate addresses the Plenary

Vienna, 23 September 2014: 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 statem...

IAEA General Conference

Vienna, 22 to 26 September 2014: The 58th 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

Next IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, 15 to 19 September

Vienna, 15 to 19 September 2014: 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...

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

International Day against Nuclear Tests

Berlin, 29 August 2014: Along with its European partner countries, Germany is lobbying for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on the International Day against Nuclear Tests:

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Ambassador Scharinger and Executive Director Fedotov

German Contribution to the Fight Against Drugs and Crime

Vienna 6 August 2014: Ambassador Scharinger presents the voluntary unbound contribution by the Federal Foreign Office to the UNODC General Purpose Fund for the year 2014 amounting to 450,000 € to Exec...

Negotiations with Iran - Geneva Plan of Action

The Joint Plan of Action of 24 November 2013 was extended by the E3/EU+3 (France, Germany, United Kingdom, EU as well as China, Russia and the US) and Iran until 24 November 2014 (Joint Press Statemen...

Federal Minister Steinmeier, E3 negotiations in Vienna

Negotiations on Iran in Vienna

Vienna, 13 July 2014: In the framework of the negotiations between the E3/EU+3 (France, Germany, United Kingdom, EU as well as China, Russia and the US) and Iran on a comprehensive solution of the nuc...

UNIDO Forum on Strategies

UNIDO Forum on Strategies and Instruments for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

  Vienna, 23 and 24 June 2014: At the invitation of the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr. Li Yong, representatives of the public and private sect...

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Germany's Energiewende - the energy revolution - up close.

The goal of Germany's Energiewende, or energy tranformation, is very clear. To make energy production in Germany sustainable and act responsibly for subsequent generations. The target: by 2050, 80 percent of Germany's electricity should be from renewables. Some towns in Germany are way ahead of the game. Take Wolfhagen in the state of Hesse, where the energy revolution has already taken place.

Opium poppy

Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meets in Vienna

Vienna, 13 - 21 March 2014: The 57th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna: A Joint Ministerial Statement highlights the priorities of combating narcotic drugs on ...

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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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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 Konrad Max Scharinger

Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger

Other German representations in Vienna

Deutsche Fahne

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Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides facts and figures about the country and its people, its government system, social life, political groupings and trends, all the different sectors of industry and business, and the multi-faceted face of culture in Germany and its 16 federal states.