Germany’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council 2019-20
Energiewende Exhibition Kicks Off at the UN
Green and renewable energy has been a policy priority of the German Government for many years. By actively transitioning from an economy relying on fossil fuels and nuclear energy to a low carbon, ecologically sound, reliable, and affordable energy supply, Germany positions itself as a committed dialogue partner on international energy policy and innovation. As a gesture of Germany’s commitment, Ambassador Braun officially opened the Energiewende exhibition on January 9th at the UN General Assembly in New York.
The aim of the exhibition is to inform experts and the international community about the latest developments in Germany’s energy strategy. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Braun referred to Goal 7 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, promoting affordable and clean energy at the international level. After his speech, Ambassador Braun cut the ribbon together with his counterparts.
The exhibition will be on display at the UN Headquarters until January 20.
Click here to view a photo gallery of the exhibition opening
Ursula Müller appointed Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
(© World Bank)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed German diplomat and current Executive Director at the World Bank Group, Ursula Müller, as the new Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. This appointment acknowledges Germany’s great commitment in the area of international humanitarian aid.
Germany Co-Hosts Exhibition on Women in UN Leadership
The exhibition "HERstory", jointly organized by the Missions of Colombia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Germany was opened today in the UN Headquarters. Outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Secretary-General-designate, António Guterres, both attended the opening, paying tribute to women leaders in the UN while emphasizing their respective commitment to gender equality. Germany is proud to finance and co-host the exhibition which focuses on pioneer women leaders such as the first-ever UN Force Commander Kristin Lund of Norway and Angela Kane, formerly the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
Declaration on the Launch of the African Women Leaders Network [pdf, 217.52k]
Ambassador Thoms Hosts Farewell Reception for Undersecretary General Willi Lemke
On December 6th, Ambassador Thoms hosted a farewell reception on the occasion of Undersecretary General Willi Lemke's retirement. In his function as Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Lemke emphasized sports as an important way to bring people from different regional, cultural and religious backgrounds together and help to overcome cultural, linguistic and other barriers. The German Mission is a member of the New York Group of Friends for Sport for Development and Peace, and we are proud to have been the main supporter of Mr. Lemke's office's activities since 2008. We extend our deepest respect and sincerest thanks for his lifelong engagement in sports and development.
Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Thoms at the Farewell Reception for Undersecretary General Willi Lemke