The Federal Foreign Office is supporting partner countries around the world in the fight against coronavirus via three biosecurity programmes involving corona test kits, laboratory training and digital learning modules.
Examining the past and learning lessons from it for the future – the United Nations Security Council is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War 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.
Small arms kill more than half a million people worldwide every year – many of whom are women. In spite of this, women are rarely included in efforts to tackle the problem. The global Gender Equality Network for Small Arms Control seeks to change this.
The 56th Munich Security Conference (MSC) will focus on the challenge to the world order shaped by the West as well as concrete solutions to current conflicts. Foreign Minister Maas will conduct talks on Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, among others.