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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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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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.

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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

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.