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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IAEA General Conference 2017, Statement by Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Germany will continue to be a constructive and reliable partner of the IAEA

Thorsten Herdan, Director General for Energy Policy in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Head of the German Delegation, in his statement at the 61st IAEA General Conference: "Th...

Wismut Exhibition: IAEA Director-General Amano; Director-General Herdan, BMWi; Ambassador Däuble

Revitalising landscapes: IAEA Director-General Amano shows special interest in Wismut’s goal of restoration and rehabilitation

Vienna, 19 September 2017: IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano and the Head of the German Delegation, Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Energy Policy, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, visited...

ReNuAL Donor Wall: Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Germany contributes 1 million EUR for timely completion of ReNuAL+ laboratories in Seibersdorf

Vienna, 18 September 2017: At the ReNuAL side event during the 61st IAEA General Conference to celebrate the unveiling of the donor wall, Thorsten Herdan, Head of the German Delegation, Director Gener...

IAEA General Conference

Vienna, 18 to 22 September 2017: The 61st General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meets in Vienna. As the highest policy-making body of the IAEA, the General Conference con...

UNODC turns 20

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime turns 20

Vienna, 14 September 2017: Drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism are global challenges threatening the lives of millions. Today, no country can face these challenges alone and succeed. Since its foun...

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North Korean Nuclear Test

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) operates the German national data centre in the framework of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). BGR analyses data from ...

Foreign Minister Gabriel on North Korea’s nuclear test

3 September 2017: Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued the following statement today: "Following confirmation also from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), we must assume that North Kore...

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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.