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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COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, April 2018, Item 15 Space resources

UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee 57th Session, Vienna, 9 – 20 April 2018 Agenda Item 15: General Exchange of views on potential legal models for activities in exploration, exploitation and utilization of...

COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, April 2018, Item 14 Small satellites

UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee 57th Session, Vienna, 9 – 20 April 2018 Agenda Item 14: General Exchange of views on the application of international law to small-satellite activities Statement by the ...

COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, April 2018, Item 13 Space traffic

UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee 57th Session, Vienna, 9 – 20 April 2018 Agenda Item 13: General Exchange of views on the legal aspects of space traffic management Statement by the German Delegation   ...

COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, April 2018, Item 11 Space debris

UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee 57th Session, Vienna, 9 – 20 April 2018 Agenda Item 11: General exchange of information and views on legal mechanisms relating to space debris mitigation and remediation ...

COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, April 2018, Item 9 Capacity-building

UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee 57th Session, Vienna, 9 – 20 April 2018 Agenda Item 9: Capacity-building in space law Statement by the German Delegation   Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, 1 ...

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57th 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) convenes in Vienna from 9 to 20 April 2018 for its 57th session to promote the universality of the...

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UNODC promotes combat against nuclear terrorism

Vienna, March 2018: During a meeting in Vienna the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has promoted the signing and implementation of the international conventions against nuclear terrori...

Heiko Maas, Federal Foreign Minister since March 2018

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meets in Vienna

Vienna, 12 - 16 March 2018: The 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna: International control of substances according to the UN drug treaties, and the availabi...

German Side Event during 61st session of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Side Event: Exchange beyond borders: trilateral cooperation on Alternative Development between Thailand, Colombia and Germany, Tuesday 13 March, Vienna International Centre   The side event "Exchang...

IAEA Board of Governors, March 2018, 5, ReNuAL/ReNuAL+

STATEMENT BY GERMANY DELIVERED BY AMBASSADOR FRIEDRICH DÄUBLE  - INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY BOARD OF GOVERNORS  - AGENDA ITEM 3: STRENGTHENING THE AGENCY’S ACTIVTIES RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCI...

IAEA Board of Governors, March 2018, Nuclear Technology Review

STATEMENT BY GERMANY DELIVERED BY AMBASSADOR FRIEDRICH DÄUBLE  - INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY BOARD OF GOVERNORS  - AGENDA ITEM 3: STRENGTHENING THE AGENCY’S ACTIVTIES RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCI...

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International civilian peace missions of the United Nations

The goal of international civilian peace missions is to ensure long-term security. Germany supports civilian peace initiatives by the United Nations, the OSCE and others by providing financial support and human resources.

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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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“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.