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:
Vienna, 17 to 21 October 2016: The eighth Conference of states parties to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) will address i.a. trafficking in persons, arms traffick...
6 October 2016: Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on the Security Council decision to appoint António Guterres as the new UN Secretary-General:
"I am pleased that the Se...
António Guterres New UN Secretary-General
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.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
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.
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.