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12/02/2020

UNHCR pledging conference on 2 December: Germany pledges 119 million euro to UN Refugee Agency

The UNHCR states that 80 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their homes – roughly as many as the entire population of Germany. More than half of these people (just under 46 million) are internally displaced within their... 

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12/02/2020

German Government’s fourteenth Human Rights Report: Active commitment to human rights in the UN Security Council

Human rights are under pressure around the globe 

Human rights are under pressure around the globe: freedom of opinion and freedom of the press are being restricted, the scope for civil society is shrinking and the achievements in the sphere of... 

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12/01/2020

Strengthening EU-Asia relations: the EU and ASEAN are to enter into a Strategic Partnership

A key goal of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union has thus been achieved.

At the annual meeting of EU and ASEAN Foreign Ministers on 1 December 2020, the countries decided to upgrade relations between the two regional... 

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12/01/2020

Humanitarian assistance in 2021: focus on anticipatory assistance

With forward-looking assistance, increasing numbers of people can be reached even with limited resources, for example in Mongolia. 

235 million people in need of humanitarian assistance according to Global Humanitarian Overview

At the beginning of... 

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11/27/2020

Focus on Tigray: Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen

Ethiopia and Germany are partners with a long history of relations. Under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia had embarked on a course of national reforms, and Ethiopia began to experience democratic change. After decades of irreconcilable conflict,... 

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11/26/2020

Cabinet Committee for the fight against racism and right-wing extremism: Federal Foreign Office strengthens measures in the area of cultural relations and education policy

Federal Government contributes one billion euro

With the NSU murders, Christchurch, Utøya, right-wing extremist attacks are on the rise around the world. At no other point in the past 50 years have there been more right-wing terrorist acts than... 

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Information on entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany

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11/24/2020

Assistance for Afghanistan

At the international donor conference, support for Afghanistan will be secured for the next four years.

Decades of violent conflict have left their mark in Afghanistan and the situation has been exacerbated by the impact of natural disasters... 

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11/24/2020

Help for Beirut

Widespread destruction

The explosions in the port of Beirut on 4 August killed at least 180 people and left more than 6500 injured. Numerous apartments and buildings were severely damaged, leaving many people homeless. At least 15 medical... 

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11/24/2020

Brexit has arrived: Where are we now? What happens next?

It provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020 that is intended to give citizens, businesses and public administrations sufficient time to prepare for the end of the transition.  At the same time, this period is to be used by the EU and... 

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11/24/2020

Transatlantic relations in focus: “Berlin Pulse” survey with the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

What do people in Germany think about foreign-policy issues, how interested are they in global developments and what do they expect of policymakers? The Hamburg-based Körber-Stiftung has been examining these questions since 2017, in cooperation with... 

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11/20/2020

“Music, martial arts, money and violence”: Study on international right-wing extremist and terrorist networks

From the murders committed by the NSU to the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the massacre in Utoya, Norway: not only in Germany but also in other countries, acts of right-wing terrorism are on the rise. Traditionally,... 

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