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:
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:
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...
UN Space, Legal Subcommittee
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...
Arms Trade Treaty
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:
United Nations Crime Congress in Doha 2015
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...
G7 Statement on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
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...
United Nations Crime Congress in Doha
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...
Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Programme
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...
G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lübeck
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...
CTBTO Working Group B
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.
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...
58th CND Session 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”.
Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 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...
IAEA Board of Governors
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.
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.
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...
Secretary-of-State Lange Visits UNODC in Vienna
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:
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.
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.
Germany’s Energy Revolution and its European Neighbours
Germany’s energy revolution is going ahead
Climate Change and Security
Climate change is going to means changes to our environment.