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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Space Subcommittee meets in Vienna

From 29 January to 9 February 2018 the delegates of the 55th session of the Scientific-Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) met in Vien...

Commission on the Protection of the Danube: Helge Wendenburg, German Federal Ministry for the Environment and IKSD President 2018; Peter Gammeltoft, EU Environment Commission and IKSD President 2017

Germany takes over ICPDR Presidency

Vienna, 24 January 2018: Helge Wendenburg from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment presides over the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) in 2018. The ha...

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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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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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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.