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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Human rights – a cornerstone of German foreign policy

Some things are non-negotiable: Germany continues to campaign assiduously for human rights around the world. Indeed, working for human rights is not   It was a vision of a better world that brought ...

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EU and UNODC: Programme against Wildlife Crime in Central Africa

Vienna, December 2017: The European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have signed an agreement to combat wildlife and forest crime in Central Africa: read more

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Message from Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the Day of German Unity on 3 October 2017

Almost three decades ago, we celebrated German reunification and the end of the division of Europe into East and West. To this day, people all over the world are moved when they recall how this separation was overcome.

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What we do: The German Sustainbale Development Strategy

What can we do to avoid diminishing the chances of people today and the chances of our children and grandchildren for a prosperous life? How can we preserve natural resources for us and for future generations? The new German Sustainbale Development Strategy shows our commitment to Agenda 2030. Let’s put it into action.

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The United Nations in Germany

Government officials and organisations and stakeholders from the business, environment and technology sectors from all over the world will meet at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November ...

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

The United Nations has inaugerated a new congress centre at its offices in Bonn. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon underscored how important the Bonn campus has become for the United Nations. And German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also talked about Germany's special responsibility within the United Nations. Also in attendance: two UN youth delegates from Germany.

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Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20

Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations. That is why we are standing for a seat in the United Nations Security Council 2019/20 - "an organization more important than ever," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier.

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The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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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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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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“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” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.