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.
The Yazidis suffered mass persecution under the Islamic State (IS) terror Regime.
It is now 30 years since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child laid down international rules to protect children. Germany is working around the world to protect children’s rights – not just in times of peace but also in armed conflicts.
More than 4 billion people do not have access to clean toilets or sanitation facilities. The Federal Foreign Office supports numerous projects around the world that are building water points, latrines and sewage lines.
Foreign Minister Mass met the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in Berlin on 15 November. They held discussions on how its members can make the institution even more effective.
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.