Every day, two cases of sexualized violence are recorded in the conflict-hit regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Germany is tackling the topic of sexualized violence in conflicts in the UN Security Council via Resolution 2467.
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.
Over two billion people around the world have no access to safe drinking water, and more than four billion have no safe sanitation. The organisation Viva con Agua wants to change that: it uses artistic and musical campaigns to promote projects aimed at improving water supplies.
To mark the Human Rights Day, every 10 December since 2016 Germany and France have jointly presented the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law to 15 human rights defenders.
Today, on Human Rights Day, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will participate in discussions at an international conference on current challenges in protecting human rights: women’s rights, climate change, new technologies and the nexus between economic affairs and human rights.
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.