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:


Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Vienna, 18 to 22 May 2015: The 24th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice will discuss the Doha Declaration finalized at the 13th UN Crime Congress. The top...

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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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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:


54th session of the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space opened under German chair

The Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) held its 54th session in Vienna from 13 to 24 April 2015. Like the session in 2014 this year’s ses...

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Informal Meeting on the Arms Trade Treaty hosted by Austria on 20/21 April 2015

Vienna, 20/21 April 2015: As part of the process leading up to the First Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 24-27 August 2015 in Mexico and as agreed by the Informal Meetin...

Ambassador Scharinger, UN Crime Congress 2015, Doha

United Nations Crime Congress in Doha 2015

Doha, 14 April 2015: Ambassador Scharinger during his statement at the high-level segment in the plenary of the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha: * * * ...

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G7 Statement on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Lübeck, 15 April 2015: Initiatives of the German G7 Presidency: The initiatives agreed upon under the auspices of Germany's G7 presidency include a joint final statement and a statement on non-prolife...

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United Nations Crime Congress in Doha

Doha, 12 -17 April 2015: At the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar Ambassador Scharinger delivered a statement on wildlife crime during a high-level e...

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the agreement with Iran: “A great and decisive step forwards”

Lausanne, 2 April 2015: The tough negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme have come to an end. On Thursday evening (2 April), the E3+3 foreign ministers and Iran agreed to key parameters of a fi...

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G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lübeck

German Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier will be hosting his counterparts from the G7 states as well as the EU High Representative in Lübeck on 14 and 15 April 2015. The Foreign Ministers Meeti...

44th Working Group on Verification measures of the CTBTO started under German Chairmanship

In Vienna the 44th Working Group B of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has started on 16 March 2015. Working Group B of the CTBTO prepares the decisions of the PrepCom on...

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Cutting-edge International Research in Germany: The x-ray laser European XFEL

The X-ray Laser European XFEL is a unique research facility being set up in the North of Germany. Starting in 2017, it will generate extremely intense x-ray flashes to make the tiniest particles visible. XFEL will attract scientists from around the world.

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Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meets in Vienna

Vienna, 9 - 17 March 2015: The 58th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna: Delegates will address the upcoming special session of the United Nations General Assemb...

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.

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IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, 2 - 6 March 2015

Vienna, 2 March 2015: Germany – represented by Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger as the German Governor – is a designated member of this 35-nation IAEA controlling and steering body, meeting every thre...

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The Two-Plus-Four Treaty - 25 Years On

It's one of the most important treaties in German history: the Two-Plus-Four Treaty was the foundation for German reunifcation in 1990. It was negotiated by the allied powers - the USA, the USSR, France and the United Kingdom - and the two German states - East Germany and West Germany - following the fall of the Berlin wall.

Secretary-of-State Ederer and CTBTO Executive Secretary Zerbo

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Secretary-of State Ederer in Vienna

Vienna, February 2015: Secretary-of-State at the Federal Foreign Office Mr. Markus Ederer met with Mr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission (Comprehensive Nuclear Tes...

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.

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Secretary-of-State Christian Lange and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov Meet in Vienna

Vienna, 10 February 2015: The German Deputy Minister of Justice and for Consumer Protection, Christian Lange met Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC...

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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 Konrad Max Scharinger

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Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides facts and figures about the country and its people, its government system, social life, political groupings and trends, all the different sectors of industry and business, and the multi-faceted face of culture in Germany and its 16 federal states.