The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a burden on economies worldwide. Only multilateral responses will mitigate its economic impact and set the course for a sustainable recovery.
Developing vaccines and drugs to fight the novel coronavirus is a key element of the response to the pandemic. Germany is working to ensure that future vaccines and drugs are made globally and fairly accessible.
In Germany, there are now grounds for cautious hope that the curve is gradually flattening – in global terms, however, we are only at the beginning of the pandemic.
How can the international community overcome the Covid-19 pandemic? And how can key international organisations be strengthened in these efforts? The Foreign Ministers of the Alliance for Multilateralism held discussions on this issue today.
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.