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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53rd session of the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space completes agenda under German chair

  The Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) has ended its 53rd session in Vienna on 24 March 2014 by adopting its final report. During t...

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Germany deposits its instrument of ratification for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) together with 16 other EU member states

  On 2 April 2014 Germany, along with 16 other EU member states, deposited its instrument of ratification for the ATT with the United Nations in New York, bringing the number of ratifications to...

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53rd session of the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space opened under German chair

The Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) opened its 53rd session in Vienna on 24 March 2014. Delegates from 76 UNCOPUOS Member States wi...

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Women in the United Nations

Vienna, March 2014: The United Nations Secretariat has produced a video, "Women of the UN Working to Make a Difference" to attract women to apply for positions at the P-5 and above levels, and for pos...

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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 2014, 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.

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Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meets in Vienna

Vienna, 13 - 21 March 2014: The 57th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs meets in Vienna: A Joint Ministerial Statement highlights the priorities of combating narcotic drugs on ...

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The United Nations is indispensable

Berlin, 30 January 2014: In a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Foreign Minister Steinmeier called the United Nations indispensable in solving ongoing conflicts:

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Münchener Sicherheitskonferenz 2014

50th Munich Security Conference, January 31 to February 2, 2014

50th Munich Security Conference, January 31 to February 2, 2014

- Speech to open 50th Munich Security Conference from Federal President Joachim Gauck

- Speech by Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier

- Speech by the Federal Minister of Defense, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen

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Advocating an active foreign policy

Berlin, 29 January 2014: In his speech to the Members of the German Bundestag, Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier clearly advocated an active German foreign policy:

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier

1914 – the failure of and the need for diplomacy

Article by Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War one hundred years ago:

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Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on Arms Trade Treaty

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on 22 January: The Arms Trade Treaty is an important milestone in the regulation of the global arms trade. Germany has decided to move for...

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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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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 Konrad Max Scharinger

Ambassador Konrad Max Scharinger

The Permanent Mission

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The International Organizations in Vienna

Mehrere Flaggen

The German Permanent Mission outlines its work and introduces you to the Vienna-based International Organizations:

Other German representations in Vienna

Deutsche Fahne

Visit the websites of the German Embassy in Vienna and the German Permanent Mission to the OSCE in Vienna:

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany

Facts about Germany is a handbook for anyone seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the Federal Republic of Germany. It provides facts and figures about the country and its people, its government system, social life, political groupings and trends, all the different sectors of industry and business, and the multi-faceted face of culture in Germany and its 16 federal states.