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Exhibition on water in the Federal Foreign Office

16.09.2013 - Press release

From 16 September till 17 October, as part of its activities during the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013, the Federal Foreign Office will present an exhibition showcasing water as a central element of German foreign policy in the atrium on Werderscher Markt.

Germany is widely engaged in this field and has long been one of the world’s three largest donors. The exhibition addresses water in all its diversity and as a major aspect both of United Nations activities and of German foreign policy.

A series of information boards give a clear idea of just what is meant by “water diplomacy”, how water cooperation in Central Asia and in the Mekong River region works and how important water is in the framework of development cooperation.

In addition, the exhibition highlights the human right to clean drinking water and sanitation.

The exhibition has been put together in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO, the Federal Institute of Hydrology and the German Archaeological Institute. It will be officially opened at 5.30 p.m. on 16 September by Andreas Meitzner, Director for Cultural Relations Policy in Europe and Worldwide.