Peace and security

German foreign policy is peace policy. Together with its partners, Germany works in the United Nations, NATO, the OSCE...


United Nations

Since becoming a full member of the United Nations in 1973, Germany has worked hard to help promote the UN’s goals and values – peace, human rights, freedom, justice and development – with the aim of ensuring that they are respected and upheld around the world. more

Civilian crisis prevention and conflict resolution

Crisis prevention is a core component of Germany’s peace policy. Together with its international partners, Germany endeavours to prevent and de-escalate conflicts. more

Disarmament and Arms Control

In view of the numerous potential conflicts simmering around the world, it is more important than ever to advance disarmament and non-proliferation. Doing so is a key aim of German foreign policy.


The North Atlantic Alliance (NATO)

Following the end of the Cold War, NATO has been changing to meet the security policy challenges of our time. more

The Council of Europe

Since 1949 it has been working to promote the rule of law, human rights and democracy throughout Europe. more


The most important goals of the OSCE include establishing comprehensive and indivisible security, conflict prevention and conflict management in all phases of conflicts and crisis in the OSCE region, protection of human rights, democratic and rule-of-law standards as a contribution to security and stability, disarmament, confidence building measures and fighting terrorism. more

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