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:
Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office
2014 is coming to an end, and the staff of the German Foreign Office have a message for the world: Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
Vienna, December 2014: 60 years of laboratory science in international drug control: the United Nations Narcotics Laboratory assists national institutions in the field of research, training of forens...
60th Anniversary of the UN Narcotics Laboratory
9 December 2014: Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.
To mark the International Anti-Corr...
Break the Corruption Chain
Vienna, 24 November 2014: After days of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme in Vienna, the E3+3 countries and Iran agreed to extend the nuclear talks. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeie...
E3+3 and Iran
Berlin, 19 November 2014: The purpose of the German Government’s progress reports is to provide information to the German Bundestag. The Progress Report on Afghanistan 2014 includes an assessment of t...
Progress report on Afghanistan
New York, 14 November 2014: Germany is the 173th United Nations member state to become state party of the UN Convention against Corruption. The Convention covers prevention, criminal justice, asset r...
Cologne, 4 November 2014: Ambassador Scharinger joined a meeting of experts of the German Aerospace Center DLR on UN related outer space affairs. During the one day meeting in Cologne the experts disc...
UN Expert Meeting DLR
Vienna: The Federal Republic of Germany provides IAEA with an extrabudgetary contribution of 1.33 million EUR to be used for the ReNuAL (the Renovation of the IAEA Nuclear Applications Laboratories) p...
Besides the nomination of Dr. Schulze as the new Chairperson of Working Group B (see separate information on this website) the 43rd Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty ...
CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna, 4 and 5 November 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 sector...
The German nuclear physicist Dr. Joachim Schulze will chair Working Group B of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) starting from March 2015. The General Assembly of the CTBT...
CTBTO Working Group B
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...
Visit to IMS station in the Bavarian Forest
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:
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.
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.
Germany’s Energy Revolution and its European Neighbours
Germany’s energy revolution is going ahead
Climate Change and Security
Climate change is going to means changes to our environment.