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.
The paramount task of the United Nations Security Council is to maintain and restore peace. To this end, the Security Council issues mandates for peace missions. Germany is active in a large number of peace missions.
Climate change will shift key coordinates of foreign policy in the coming years and decades. Even now, climate policy is more than just environment policy; it has long since arrived at the centre of foreign policy.
Climate change now poses a risk to peace and security. Climate policy is therefore no longer just about environmental policy. It must also play a role in foreign policy.