Human Rights “Check-Up” of fourteen UN member states in Geneva

Nov 6, 2017 | StV
Uno Geneva, Human Rights Council Room

From 6th to 15th November the Human Rights Council looks into fourteen states’ respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights. Czech Republic, Argentina, Gabon, Ghana, Peru, Guatemala, Benin, Rep...

Session of the ILO Governing Body

Oct 30, 2017 | StV
Bronze sculpture, "Triumph of Labour" at the ILO

From October 26th to November 9th 2017, the 331st meeting of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation will be held in Geneva. As in the past, Germany will continue to play an active...

Bärbel Kofler “The most recent natural disasters show that prevention is more important than ever”

Oct 17, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
Bärbel Kofler

"All too often even just in recent weeks, we have heard and read about natural disasters and the human suffering they cause: the hurricanes in the Caribbean, the flooding in Bangladesh, the severe ear...

World Food Day 2017: Five questions and answers on hunger

Oct 17, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
Dramatic situation in war zones, such as here in Syria

On 16 October of every year, the United Nations observes World Food Day – thus spotlighting the millions of people around the world suffering from hunger. The Federal Foreign Office is working to help...

13 October - International Day for Disaster Reduction

Oct 16, 2017 | BMZ
Flood disaster in South Asia

13.10.2017 | BONN – The economic damage caused by natural disasters amounts to 300 billion US dollars on average every year. And every year, 26 million people fall into poverty as a result of extreme ...