From human rights to global health, multilateral cooperation is at the heart of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’s visit to Geneva. After co-opening the 43rd session of the HRC, Maas will attend a meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism with focus on combatting impunity for international crimes.
A high-level ministerial conference in Berlin is looking at the impact of climate change on regional security in Central Asia. The aim is to foster stronger regional cooperation, improve the exchange of information and form connections with academia and civil society.
Climate change will shift key coordinates of foreign policy in the coming years and decades. Even now, climate policy is more than just environment policy; it has long since arrived at the centre of foreign policy.
The ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is being held in Madrid on 15 and 16 December. The meeting, the only format that regularly brings all EU Foreign Ministers together with their Asian counterparts, this year aims to issue a signal for a strong, rules-based global order.
The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid failed to live up to expectations. A small number of countries prevented agreements from being reached on important issues. Germany and the EU had advocated an ambitious agreement.