Human rights matter. They matter whether we are in a pandemic or not.
At only 30 years old, the Somali-Canadian peace and human rights activist Ilwad Elman is being honoured today with the German Africa Award.
The United Nations was founded 75 years ago. When it comes to solving global issues, the world’s largest multilateral organisation is more important than ever today.
Ellinor von Puttkamer became the first female Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1969. She thus paved the way for a foreign policy based on equal rights in which diplomacy is not a “man’s world”. The official name of a room at the Foreign Office now stands as a tribute to her success.
In the past few years, the importance of the Indo-Pacific region in both economic and political terms has increased markedly. The German Government is now setting out the course for its future policy on the countries of the Region.
An exhibition featuring photographs from the photography competition on the topic of human rights is currently on show in the Atrium at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.