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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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 will meet 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 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...

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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)...

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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...

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From German capital to sustainability capital: the UN Campus 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 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...

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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...

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...

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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