The impact of climate change is posing a growing threat to peace and security. Germany is therefore putting climate and security on the Security Council’s agenda.
Germany holds the UN Security Council Presidency in July. In addition to addressing ongoing crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya, Germany will set its own priorities for its Presidency: global health, climate and security, human rights and sexual violence in conflicts will be focal points.
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.