On a mission for peace

Sep 19, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
German soldiers during their UNIFIL deployment off the coast of Lebanon

Peace missions are one of the United Nations’ hallmarks. They have continued to grow in importance in recent years as an instrument of crisis prevention and crisis management. Over 120,000 blue helmet...

German Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Sep 13, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
Logo für die siebte Staatenkonferenz zur Internationalen Streumunitionskonvention (CCM)

The year of Germany’s Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions came to a successful conclusion on 6 September. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) prohibits the use, stockpiling, produc...

Rapid assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma

Sep 13, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
12.09.2017: Die Luftwaffe hat ein Transportflugzeug in die Karibik entsandt.

Hurricane Irma caused great devastation as it raged across the Caribbean and the south‑eastern United States. Last week, the Federal Foreign Office already set up a crisis unit. Moreover, a crisis sup...

Making arms control fit for the 21st century

Sep 12, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
06.09.2017: Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel delivering his opening speech

Foreign Minister Gabriel opened a two‑day international conference on the future of arms control in Berlin on Wednesday (6 September). The conference title – Making Conventional Arms Control Fit for t...

United against the terror of Boko Haram

Sep 12, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
Terror and hunger are threatening millions of people in the Lake Chad region

Millions of people are fleeing terror and hunger in the Lake Chad region in western Africa. The Federal Foreign Office is helping affected states to tackle the crisis together. When hardship and vio...