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11/25/2022

Working toward a mine-free world – Germany assumes the Presidency of the Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Mines

In Ukraine and in Myanmar, we are currently witnessing the brutal way in which anti-personnel mines kill, maim and injure persons and destroy livelihoods. Most mine victims are civilians, with half of them being children. Anti-personnel mines have... 

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11/24/2022

The protests in Iran continue: What will be on the agenda at today’s special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva?

Germany initiated this special session together with 50 partners in order to discuss the human rights violations that have taken place during the nationwide protests in Iran. A resolution is set to be introduced at today’s session that will call on... 

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11/20/2022

Paying a visit to our closest friend: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travels to Paris

On Sunday (20 November), Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travelled to Paris, where on Monday (21 November) she is meeting with her French counterpart Catherine Colonna and will be participating in the third ministerial conference of the Moldova... 

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11/14/2022

Together against the death penalty

The death penalty is an inhuman and particularly cruel form of punishment. Germany is against capital punishment under any circumstances and, together with partners around the world, is resolutely campaigning for its abolition.

The World Congress... 

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11/14/2022

A packed agenda: Foreign Minister Baerbock at the monthly meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels

Support for Ukraine and future strategy

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine continues to dominate the discussions of the Foreign Ministers. In view of the approaching winter, Russia is continuing to deliberately destroy waterworks, the... 

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11/02/2022

G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Münster on 3 and 4 November 2022

The meeting will focus on current geopolitical challenges, in particular Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its global impact.

Furthermore, the G7 Foreign Ministers will discuss the appropriate way to deal with China, the Indo-Pacific... 

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11/02/2022

The G7 under Germany’s Presidency: An essential international crisis response centre

Since 24 February 2022, the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the impacts of this conflict for Ukraine, Europe and the world have been at the heart of the G7’s work.

The G7 is resolutely opposing Russia’s war of aggression under... 

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10/31/2022

Foreign Minister Baerbock travels to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Foreign Minister Baerbock is travelling to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan from 30 October to 2 November. Her itinerary includes the two capitals Astana and Tashkent as well as the Uzbek city of Samarkand.

The countries of Central Asia have been... 

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10/28/2022

What are we doing for Ukraine?

Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief for Ukraine

The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has brought immeasurable suffering to millions of people. The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is growing ever worse. During the first six months... 

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10/28/2022

Where does the world stand on climate finance?

The industrialised countries have a responsibility to help developing countries with climate change mitigation as well as with measures to adapt to climate change. In 2009, the industrialised countries therefore pledged to collectively provide... 

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10/21/2022

Western Balkans Conference in Berlin: Helping the region to continue to grow closer together

This year, the focus will be on key issues such as the green agenda, climate, energy and energy security, as well as the development of the Common Regional Market. The six Western Balkan countries have held intensive negotiations on the Common... 

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10/19/2022

“Together we are stronger than this war” ‒ Foreign Minister Baerbock at the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum

This year’s Berlin Foreign Policy Forum focused on the impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. In addition to Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, the guests included her Estonian counterpart, Urmas Reinsalu.

“Solidarity in Europe is... 

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