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For as long as it takes: Germany’s support for Ukraine

The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has brought immeasurable suffering to millions of people. The war is directly affecting not only Ukrainian soldiers who are defending their homeland on the front lines, but also the civilian population,... 



Protecting the world’s oceans – an important success of Germany’s climate diplomacy

The world’s oceans are vital to our survival. They regulate the global climate and are a source of food and income for billions of people. Nevertheless, it took almost 20 years for the global community to reach agreement on an international legally... 



Severe earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: Germany and Europe are helping people on the ground

German engagement in the areas in Turkey and Syria affected by the earthquakes

Since the earthquakes, the German Government has pledged 238 million euro in assistance for those in Turkey and Syria affected by the earthquakes. This includes the cost... 



Further support for Ukraine – Foreign Minister Baerbock at the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels

Russia’s devastating war of aggression against Ukraine remains the key issue in common European foreign policy. Over a year has passed since the start of the war on 24 February 2022. Since then, the EU has given backing to the people of Ukraine who... 



Fighting hunger in the Horn of Africa

Many millions of people in the Horn of Africa are subsistence farmers or agricultural workers or keep cattle. They are dependent on what their fields and animals provide. Previously, the annual rainy season was what guaranteed their survival. It... 



Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

I cannot reach my German family members in Turkey. Who can I contact? What can I do?

First, please determine whether your family members were recently present in one of the regions that was struck by the earthquake. Current information indicates... 



Between opportunities and challenges: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travels to Iraq

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is to make her first trip to Iraq from 7 to 10 March. For many years, Germany has been working to support successful stabilisation in Iraq. However, the influence of the large neighbouring state of Iran, Turkey’s... 



Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to the G20 Meeting in New Delhi

This year is the first time India has assumed the Presidency of the G20. Thus the Foreign Ministers of the G20 countries are meeting in the Indian capital New Delhi on 1 and 2 March. The meeting will examine the key global challenges of our time,... 



Guidelines for Feminist Foreign Policy: a foreign policy for all

Being not an end in itself, but a means to an end

In many parts of the world, people still face structural disadvantages. Feminist Foreign Policy works to mitigate these – and that starts with empowering Foreign Office staff. The guidelines for... 



Promoting international law and a rules-based order: Foreign Minister Baerbock in Geneva

Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to Geneva on 27 February to attend the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council and the Conference on Disarmament. Geneva is the second headquarters of the United Nations, next to New York. The Human Rights... 



Striving for peace in Ukraine: Foreign Minister Baerbock travels to the United Nations

On the eve of the anniversary of Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine, the countries of the world are meeting for an emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly. Foreign Minister Baerbock will represent the Federal Government at... 



Germany is helping the people affected by the earthquakes: Foreign Minister Baerbock and Federal Interior Minister Faeser travel to Turkey

The images from the earthquake zones in Turkey and Syria are shocking – many tens of thousands of people have lost their lives and many more are injured or have lost their homes. The German Government has been helping the victims in Turkey and Syria...