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United against the terror of Boko Haram

Millions of people are fleeing terror and hunger in the Lake Chad region in western Africa. The Federal Foreign Office is helping affected states to tackle the crisis together. more

Making arms control fit for the 21st century

Foreign Minister Gabriel opened a two‑day international conference on the future of arms control in Berlin on Wednesday (6 September). more

Launch a new trend towards global disarmament

The current tense situation on the Korean peninsula and the emerging debate on nuclear armament between East and West shows all too clearly how much we need disarmament, arms control and initiatives for a world without nuclear weapons. more

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German Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The year of Germany’s Presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions came to a successful conclusion on 6 September. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) prohibits the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions and currently has 101 States Parties.  more

Rapid assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma

Early on Tuesday (12 September), a crisis support team arrived in the United States to assist German and European victims of Hurricane Irma. more

Signing of agreement on the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in 2017

State Secretary Walter J. Lindner and the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, signed a bilateral agreement in Bonn on 4 September that forms the legal basis for organising and hosting the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23). more

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