75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the German Government is working to ensure the permanent conservation of the memorial and museum at that site. To this end, the Bundestag has earmarked 30 million euros in the Federal Foreign Office budget.
Be it in the context of climate protection, disarmament or the resolution of ongoing conflicts: “It is time to do more than just talk about sustainability. It is time to act sustainably,” emphasised Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
During her visit to Poland for the events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, Minister of State Müntefering is promoting projects with young people designed to encourage examination of the past.
Up to 1944 over one million Jews were murdered in mass shootings by the German occupying forces in what is now Ukraine. The Federal Foreign Office is promoting efforts to create memorial sites and address the past.
German Government adopts its Arctic policy guidelines and is campaigning internationally for a peaceful and responsible use of the Arctic.