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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60th Anniversary of the UN Narcotics Laboratory

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...

Anti-Corruption Day

Break the Corruption Chain

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...

E3+3 negotiations with Iran

Negotiations on Iranian nuclear programme extended

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...

Building up civilian structures in Afghanistan: chemistry lesson in a secondary school in Kabul funded by Germany

Progress report on Afghanistan

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...


Germany Ratifies UN Convention against Corruption

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...


Ambassador Scharinger discusses UN Outer Space Affairs with experts of the German Aerospace Center

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...

IAEA Nuclear Applications Laboratories

1.33 million EUR for the ReNuAL project

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...

43rd Preparatory Commission of the CTBTO adopts important decisions on Budgetary and Financial Issues

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 ...

In the presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UNIDO Director General Li delivers his opening speech at the Forum

Second UNIDO Forum on Strategies and Instruments for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development

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...

German physicist to be the new Chair of Working Group B of the CTBTO

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...

Visit to International Monitoring System (IMS) Stations in the Bavarian Forest

Diplomats, Media and Staff of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) visit IMS station in the Bavarian Forest

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...

Logo for the G7 summit in Germany

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

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.