Promoting freedom of religion and belief around the world is an important part of the Federal Government’s human rights policy.
2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the liberation of the concentration camps. This anniversary year, Germany will for the first time hold the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
There is still a lot to do in the field of women’s rights and gender equality, both internationally and in the Federal Foreign Office. “Women’s rights are one of the most pressing political issues of our time,” said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
Human rights apply to everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The German Government is resolutely opposed to any form of discrimination or violence against LGBTI persons and is working to ensure equal rights for all.
From human rights to global health, multilateral cooperation is at the heart of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’s visit to Geneva. After co-opening the 43rd session of the HRC, Maas will attend a meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism with focus on combatting impunity for international crimes.
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.