In times of crisis, it is crucial that we continue to address urgent issues through international cooperation.
Foreign Minister Maas called for multilateral cooperation during his trip to New York to attend the UN Security Council. Nuclear arms control, protection of human rights, humanitarian crises and conflicts show that we can only master the pressing issues of our time if we all work together.
Landmines and unexploded ordnance kill or maim countless people around the world each year. That is why Germany actively campaigns against the use, storage, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions, and why it supports humanitarian mine action projects.
Small arms are lethal: they cause most deaths in armed conflicts. In East Africa, the German Government has been working for more than eight years to combat the proliferation of illegal small arms.