Every day, two cases of sexualized violence are recorded in the conflict-hit regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Germany is tackling the topic of sexualized violence in conflicts in the UN Security Council via Resolution 2467.
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.
Despite huge challenges, Germany is providing support.
Many humanitarian crises are not in the public eye and, as a result, assistance and funding is often lacking. The relief organisation CARE is presenting “Suffering in Silence” at the Federal Foreign Office, a report which focuses on these crises.
Whether it be the fight against sexual violence, or disarmament – Germany has used the first year of its term on the Security Council to advance key issues. The second year’s focus will be on disarmament, crisis prevention and preserving the international order.
An exhibition featuring photographs from the photography competition on the topic of human rights is currently on show in the Atrium at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.