Projects in the fields of disarmament and arms control

Emergency aid to combat Ebola

The lab team need to ensure all contaminated material is safely packed away and disposed of

The Federal Foreign Office is assisting the World Health Organization and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in the fight against Ebola.

Dengue virus: German know‑how in Brazil

Aedes mosquito – carrier of dengue fever

2014 – the FIFA World Cup, 2016 – the Olympics: Brazil has big plans. Yet the dengue virus is still a problem for the country, threatening not only favelas but also visitors to Brazil. For this reason the Federal Government is supporting the fight against the dengue virus as part of its international biosecurity programme in Brazil and wants to help raise people’s awareness of the issue. more

Federal Foreign Office supports confidence and security-building measures in Latin America

Soldier in Ecuador

In 2013 and 2014, Germany is continuing to support small arms control by leading training and seminars in some of the countries in the world most affected by armed violence in Central America.  more

Improving security in Libya

Munitions remnants in Libya

Within the framework of an arms control partnership between the Federal Republic of Germany and post-revolution Libya, the Federal Foreign Office is funding a multi-year programme to improve the security situation in Libya. The programme to enhance security sector capabilities, which is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), will be complemented by an EU programme to improve the stockpiling of weapons and munitions. more