1. German Security Council candidature logo Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20
  2. Presentation of Credentials
Germany’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations: Dr. Christoph Heusgen
  3. Blick auf VN mit deutscher Flagge Germany and the United Nations
German Security Council candidature logo

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on June 27, 2016. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018. This renewed candidature (we were last a member of the Security Council in 2011/12) is a demonstration of our political will to make an active contribution to peace and security in the face of all the challenges which the Security Council has to address. Our renewed membership would underscore our position and our weight in the United Nations.

Presentation of Credentials

Germany’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations: Dr. Christoph Heusgen

On July 26th 2017, Germany’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Christoph Heusgen presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In doing so, he officially assumed his new post in New York after having previously served as Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel’s former Foreign and Security Policy Adviser.

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Germany and the United Nations

Security and non-proliferation, environment and climate change, sustainable development and human rights – the central challenges of our time – require global solutions, and for many of them, the United Nations is indispensible.

Women, Peace and Security

Under the Presidency of France, the UN Security Council conducted an open debate on the issue of women, peace and security on October 27th, 2017. The inclusion of women in peace processes is a central pillar of Germany's efforts and those of our partners to promote gender equality while preventing conflict and sexual violence. The Human Rights Commissioner of the German government, Bärbel Kofler, held the national statement during the debate.

German Ministry for the Environment launches "Ready for the Future" Campaign ahead of COP23 Climate Conference

With the "Ready for the Future" campaign, the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) is sending a clear message in support of climate action and the unstoppable global movement behind it. BMUB draws examples from projects it promotes nationally and internationally, showcasing impressive solutions to combat climate change and how they are being implemented. From enhancing bike paths in Germany to promoting the spread of solar kiosks in Africa – projects like these illustrate the various dimensions of climate action and ensure that we are ready for the future. Climate action safeguards the habitat which is home to all of us: planet earth.

To learn more about the campaign, visit: https://www.cop23.de/en/campaigns/campaign-ready-for-the-future/

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What we do: The German Sustainbale Development Strategy

What can we do to avoid diminishing the chances of people today and the chances of our children and grandchildren for a prosperous life? How can we preserve natural resources for us and for future generations? The new German Sustainbale Development Strategy shows our commitment to Agenda 2030. Let’s put it into action.

WWF and German Climate Association Offer Free Online Course on Climate Change

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Do you want to learn more about the causes, risks and challenges of climate change? A free online course offered by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) in cooperation with the German Climate Association (DKK) gives you the opportunity to understand the basics of climate change and to examine its complexity. In six chapters, renowned climate scientists share their knowledge through concise and engaging videos, reading materials and exercises. It is a unique chance to understand one of the biggest challenges of our time and how to cope with it.

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