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Working together to help stabilise Libya

The conference underscored the international community’s resolve to support the work of UN Special Representative Ghassan Salamé. Germany is lending its support to the Special Representative and worked hard to encourage all European partners to... 



Maas: “Solutions to many of the world’s problems can only be found by working with China.”

During his two day trip, Foreign Minister Maas met with Vice President Wang Qishan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Deputy Premier Liu He and others.

His talks covered bilateral and economic relations, cooperation on international issues such as the... 



Falling Walls: Visions for the future

What ideas and research findings have the potential to fundamentally change our world? How can we solve global challenges? Which walls in science and society will fall next?Scientists and researchers from across the world will be presenting their... 



Four-yearly report on humanitarian assistance: Germany is one of the biggest contributors worldwide

On 7 November, the Federal Cabinet adopted the Federal Government’s report on German humanitarian assistance abroad for the 2014 2017 period.

Around the world, increasing numbers of people are affected by humanitarian emergencies and crises and... 



A four-pronged strategy for a new policy on disarmament

A key building block in Europe’s security – the so-called INF Treaty on ground-based intermediate-range missiles – is under threat. With this pioneering treaty, the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987 banned an entire category of dangerous... 



A Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

To read the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, click here. 

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is the result of a comprehensive process of discussion and negotiation among the representatives... 



Preserving cultural objects: Saving manuscripts from Mali

It was a dramatic rescue effort. Private cars, boats, donkey carts covered in tarpaulins – all sorts of unusual means were used in late 2012 to save centuries-old manuscripts from being destroyed by radical Islamist rebels. Thanks to efforts led by... 



Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia: Minister of State Niels Annen in Latin America

Minister of State Niels Annen’s six day trip took him to Cuba, Nicaragua and Colombia. In addition to trade and peace efforts, the primary focus was on human rights and the obstacles facing their enforcement.

In the Cuban capital of Havana, the... 



Working with Poland for a strong and united Europe

At the German-Polish intergovernmental consultations in Warsaw, Foreign Minister Maas and his Polish counterpart Czaputowicz agreed a declaration that defines the strategic priorities for German-Polish cooperation. Both countries support a... 



“Europe cannot allow itself to be divided!”

More than 100 people who had taken part in Pulse of Europe HomeParliaments in recent months met at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Berlin yesterday. In over 200 households Germany-wide, people had discussed whether the EU should revise its... 



Promoting investment in Africa: Compact with Africa

The aim of the conference is to discuss the state of the Compact with Africa initiative as well as measures to improve investment conditions in the participating African countries.

Minister of State Müntefering underscored Africa’s economic... 



Visit to India by Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, visited Delhi, Mumbai and the north Indian regions of Jharkhand and Gujarat from 21 to 26 October. During her visit, she spoke with government officials, the...