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...

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 ...

Nobel Prize in Physics goes to US scientist with German roots

Oct 11, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics goes to the American scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for the detection of gravitational waves. Actually observing the waves is a sensational bre...

Germany supports a project by UNITAR

Oct 5, 2017 | StV
29.09.2019: Deutschland unterstützt UNITAR mit 1,7 Millionen Euro.  Von links nach rechts: Exekutivdirektor von UNITAR, Nikil Seth und Botschafter Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger

Germany supports a project by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research), which aims at preparing police agents from various UN Member States for a mission securing peace in Mali with...

The challenge after the fight – working together for a world free of landmines

Sep 28, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
The Federal Foreign Office is helping to clear landmines in Iraq.

Landmines, unexploded ordnance and booby traps kill or maim thousands of people around the world each year. That is why Germany is working as a matter of priority for a global prohibition of anti-pers...