G20 Foreign Ministers meet in Bonn

Feb 16, 2017 | Auswärtiges Amt
A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

On 16 and 17 February, the G20 Foreign Ministers will convene for a meeting in Bonn organised by Germany’s G20 Presidency. The meeting will focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, crisis...

New Permanent Representative: Antje Leendertse

Feb 9, 2017 | StV-G.ScH
Ambassador Antje Leendertse hands over her letter of credence to UNOG Director-General Michael Møller on February 8th 2017

Ambassador Antje Leendertse has handed over her letter of credence to the Director-General of UNOG Michael Møller in Geneva on February 8th 2017.  Thereby, Germany once again has a Permanent Represen...

German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the GFMD 2017-2018

Feb 9, 2017 | StV-G.Sch
Germany and Morocco have assumed the co-chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018.

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Morocco took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28...

"Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation"

Feb 6, 2017 | Auswaertiges Amt
Bärbel Kofler

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, has issued the following statement to mark the International Day of Zero Tole...

Germany and UNITAR collaborate to provide energy for refugees

Feb 1, 2017 | StV-G.Sch.
31.01.2017: Ambassador Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger and Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR

Many times, production of electricity in refugee camps is not environmentally friendly. Electricity for camp infrastructures is very often produced from diesel generators and only 10% of all refugees ...