Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Nobel Prize laureate Nadia Murad today officially opened the Women, Peace and Security College (Kolleg Frauen, Frieden, Sicherheit) at the Foreign Service Academy in Tegel.
Germany took over the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) for the first time at the beginning of March 2020. Today, as the chairmanship passes to Greece, we look back on the last year.
For over seven 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.
In order to counter tyranny in Belarus, the Federal Government is pushing on with a mechanism to document severe human rights violations in Belarus, as called for in an OSCE report. The aim is to make it possible to investigate and prosecute such cases in future.
Worldwide, 1.4 billion people have only a few litres of water per day at their disposal. The Federal Foreign Office has provided 6 million euro to support projects in Iraq and South Sudan which are safeguarding the water supply for 300,000 People.
The anniversary year “2021 – 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 around the world of the long and significant tradition of Jewish life in Germany.
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.