The anniversary year celebrating 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany, #2021JLID, begins on 21 February. The Federal Foreign Office will showcase the anniversary by means of a wide range of projects abroad, thereby raising awareness of the long and significant tradition of Jewish life in Germany.
Particularly on social media, hate speech corrodes the culture of debate and the solidarity among internet users in our open societies. These challenges and potential counter-strategies were discussed at the virtual conference held on 18 February 2021.
For over six months now, people in Belarus have been demonstrating peacefully against the electoral fraud in the August 2020 presidential election. The political leadership in Minsk continues to respond with repression and violence.
From gynaecological medical care for victims of ISIS to “Cartoons for Peace”: Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian are today honouring 15 individuals from around the world who have shown a special commitment to human rights.
On 2 December 2020, the German Government adopted the 14th report on its human rights policy. One focus of the report is Germany’s commitment to human rights in the UN Security Council. Furthermore, the report looks at the future priorities in Germany’s human rights engagement.
Human rights matter. They matter whether we are in a pandemic or not.
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.