1. Exhibition on Germany's Energiewende comes to the United Nations Headquarters
  2. Germany contributes $22.2m to UN Peacebuilding Fund
  3. Blick auf VN mit deutscher Flagge Germany and the United Nations

Exhibition on Germany's Energiewende comes to the United Nations Headquarters

From January 9-20, a traveling exhibition on Germany’s energy transition (Energiewende) will be on view at the Delegates Entrance to the UN General Assembly. The exhibition documents the measures put into action by Germany in order to transition to a low carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, and affordable energy supply. The aim of the exhibition Energiewende is to inform the public about the latest developments in Germany’s energy strategy and to raise awareness of the need for international cooperation to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.

Germany contributes $22.2m to UN Peacebuilding Fund

At a ceremony on Dec. 22, 2016, Ambassador Braun handed over a check for $22.2m to the Assistant Secretary General for Peacebuilding Support, Oscar Fernández-Taranco.

Blick auf VN mit deutscher Flagge

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.

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Germany’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council 2019-20

Energiewende Exhibition Kicks Off at the UN

Eröffnung der Ausstellung zur Energiewende Enlarge image (© GermanyUN) 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.

Ursula Müller appointed Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator

Ursula Müller Enlarge image (© 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.

On December 30th, the High Level Group in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda submitted a letter co-signed by Angela Merkel to Secretary-General Guterres. Germany and Sweden are the two European members of the group. Click the link below to view document.

Germany Co-Hosts Exhibition on Women in UN Leadership

HERstory Enlarge image (© GermanyUN) 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.

Ambassador Thoms Hosts Farewell Reception for Undersecretary General Willi Lemke

Botschafter Thoms empfängt Willi Lemke und UNSG Ban Ki-moon Enlarge image (© GermanyUN)

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.

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