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:
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...
UN Special Session on the World Drug Problem
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...
COPUOS Legal Subcommittee
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 Counter-Terrorism Programme
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...
UNGASS Outcome Document
Genscher and the Refugees at the Prague Embassy in 1989
In September 1989, thousands of refugees from East Germany occupied the West Germany Embassy in Prague. After some tough negotiations in New York, then foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, standing on the embassy balcony, spoke the words that would resolve the crisis and make history: "We have come to you..."
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.
Vienna, 14 - 22 March 2016: The 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs met in Vienna: Delegates addressed the upcoming special session of the United Nations General Assembly 2...
59th CND Session 2016
Vienna, 23 March 2016: Member of the German Bundestag Ms. Ute Finckh-Krämer met the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Mr. Lassina Zerbo for a one hour discu...
German MP Finckh-Krämer at CTBTO
Vienna, March 2016: The German Government supports the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with an additional contribution of 750,000 €. With this voluntary extra-budgetary contribution Germany ...
IAEA-Iran Verification Measures
In Vienna the 46th Working Group B of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has ended on 4 March 2016. Working Group B of the CTBTO prepares the decisions of the Preparatory C...
CTBTO Verification Measures
2 March 2016: The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has presented its Annual Report 2015 in Berlin, stressing that health and welfare be put at the centre of a balanced drug policy. The rep...
INCB Report 2015
53rd session of the Scientific-Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS):
From 15 to 26 February 2016 the delegates of the 53rd session ...
Scientific-Technical COPUOS Subcommittee
Across the developing world, cancer has become a major health challenge that needs to be urgently tackled. Cancer kills more than 7.6 million people every year - more than HIV/AIDS, tuber...
IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy "PACT"
New York, 11 February 2016: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned about the links between illegal drug trafficking and international crime. The world drug problem will be addressed from 19 to 21 Apr...
UN Special Session on the World Drug Problem
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.
Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2016 on 17-18 March
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.
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.
In April 2016 a Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGASS) on the world drug problem will take place in New York. Germany supports the work of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UN...
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.
Parameters for energy and climate policy
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.
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.
German News Service
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.