On 20 September Foreign Minister Maas will fly to New York to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, artificial intelligence: global challenges can only be mastered through international cooperation. The German Government’s White Paper on Multilateralism shows how Germany is working to strengthen multilateral institutions and rules.
The US is back as a partner in the fight against human-induced global warming. On 18 May, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will meet US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry. On the agenda are cooperation on climate diplomacy and achievement of the Paris climate Goals.
Be it the COVID-19 pandemic, in climate change or resolving political crises, international cooperation is more important than ever today when it comes to addressing the most pressing issues of our age.
Latin America, like Europe, has been particularly hard hit by the COVID‑19 pandemic. The number of new infections and of deaths has risen significantly in recent weeks, especially in Brazil. The German Government is helping the country care for COVID‑19 patients by sending ventilators to Manaus.
After a very busy and turbulent year, German foreign policy is setting its sights on what lies ahead: coronavirus, regional conflicts, climate change mitigation and many other issues requiring urgent attention.