Together with his counterparts from France and Italy, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is hosting a foreign ministers’ meeting as part of the Berlin Process on Libya. The next objective is to stay on the ball with international partners to ensure that elections can be held in Libya on 24 December.
On 20 September Foreign Minister Maas will fly to New York to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Germany is the fourth-largest financial contributor to the UN and is involved in a number of peace missions. Beyond that, Germany is a strong advocate of UN Reform.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi presented the latest figures for displacement and forced migration on 18 June 2021. According to these figures, by the end of 2020, 82.4 million people had been violently displaced – almost 3 million more than in the previous year. A record number.
When a crisis breaks out and people are in need, fast action can save lives. Whether in the Central African Republic, Yemen or Ukraine, Germany is using the Country-Based Pooled Funds to provide fast and non-bureaucratic humanitarian assistance.
Be it the COVID-19 pandemic, in climate change or resolving political crises, international cooperation is more important than ever today when it comes to addressing the most pressing issues of our age.
This year's General Assembly of the United Nations must take place virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Video recording of the speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.