Nearly four months ago, a tremendous explosion devastated both the port and large parts of the city centre of the Lebanese capital. Despite the great willingness of international actors to help, the city and the entire country still face major challenges.
How can humankind’s cultural heritage be protected from destruction as a result of climate change, natural disasters, illegal trade and armed conflicts? Experts are discussing this from 16 to 18 November at a conference organised by the Federal Foreign Office and its partners.
In restoring the Aghawat Mosque complex in the destroyed city of Mosul, the Federal Foreign Office aims to strengthen peaceful coexistence between the religions.
The Federal Foreign Office supports the Syrian Heritage Archive Project, and the results can now be seen in the Pergamon Museum.
During his visit to Mali, Foreign Minister Maas is impressed by the work of German soldiers and police officers as part of the missions of the UN and the EU, which are bringing stability to the crisis-stricken country.
In 2012, radical Islamist rebels were prevented from destroying thousands of centuries-old manuscripts: A ceremony marking this success was held in Hamburg City Hall on 2 November.