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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Aid convoy of the ICRC in the besieged city of Madaya, Syria (January 2016)

World Humanitarian Day on 19 August

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Bärbel Kofler, issued the following statement today (19 August 2016):

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Background information on World Humanitarian Day

On 19 August 2003, 22 United Nations employees were killed in a bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. Since 2009, World Humanitarian Day has been observed on 19 August of each year in...

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Ambassador Däuble at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York

New York, 26 July 2016: In his capacity as Chairperson of the twenty-fifth session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Ambassador Friedrich Däuble participated in th...

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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Ambassador Däuble and Competent Head of Division, German Foreign Office Open Job Fair at Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

Vienna, 6 July 2016: On the second day of the Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum a total number of 18 different international organizations, Non-governmental organizations and institutions ...


Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum

Vienna, 5 July 2016: The first 'Women Higher Education for Peace Vienna Forum' is organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). More than 500 participants with disarmament, n...

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UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation meets in Vienna

Vienna, 4 July 2016: The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) convened for its 63rd session in Vienna from 26 June to 1 July 2016. Established in 1955, the ...

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Germany Pledges Further 500,000 Euros in Support of IAEA Laboratory Modernization

Vienna, 27 June 2016: The Federal Republic of Germany provides the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with an additional extrabudgetary contribution of 500,000 Euros to be used for the ReNuAL p...

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Contribution granted during visit of UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov in Berlin

Berlin, 9 June 2016: On 9 June the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov held bilateral talks in Berlin with counterparts at the Federal Ministry of t...

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IAEA Board of Governors, 6-10 June in Vienna

Vienna, 6 to 10 June 2016: Germany – represented by Ambassador Friedrich Däuble - is a designated member of the Board of Governors, IAEA's policy-making body consisting of 35 nations who usually conve...

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Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Vienna, 23 to 27 May 2016: The 25th session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was chaired by Germany. The Commission focused on criminal justice responses to te...

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Contribution Agreement Signed: Germany Provides IAEA with Additional 750,000 € to Implement Iran Nuclear Deal

Vienna, 13 May 2016: The Federal Republic of Germany supports the IAEA verification measures in Iran with an additional contribution of 750,000 €. The contribution agreement was signed in Vienna by Am...

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UN Special Session on the World Drug Problem

New York, 19 - 21 April 2016: The Special Session of the United Nations on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016) has adopted a document in which Member States confirm their joint commitment to fight ag...

UNIDO Director-General Li Yong and Federal Minister Gerd Müller, BMZ

UNIDO Director-General Li Yong Visits Germany

Li Yong, Director-General of the United Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) visited Germany from 2 May to 4 May 2016. Ambassador Däuble welcomed Li Yong in Frankfurt and accompanied him during...


55th session of Legal Subcommittee of UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Closed on 15 April 2016

The Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) convened in Vienna from 4 to 15 April 2016 for its 55th session. At the beginning of the session P...

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Germany Supports UNODC Project to Fight Terrorism

Vienna, April 2016: Germany supports the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with an amount of nearly 300,000 US dollars in the framework of UNODC’s Counter-Terrorism Assistance Programme...

UNODC Chief: International Drug Policy Puts People First

Vienna, April 2016: Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), calls to mind long days and nights of negotiations among member states in Vienna to re...

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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 – A Global Dialogue on the Energiewende

«Towards a global Energiewende» - the motto of the “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016“ makes it very clear about where we are going in terms of energy supplies. The second international energy transition conference at the German Foreign Office in March saw politicians and businesspeople coming together to exchange experiences, develop new strategies and above all, take the Paris climate protection agreement seriously.

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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 on 17-18 March

The German Government will host the international Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office from 17 to 18 March. The event is aimed at government and business decision-makers, scientists, interest groups and civil society.

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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.


The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

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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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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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New version of “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.