Germany’s campaign for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council 2019-20
Global Media Forum 2017
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Songhoy Blues – Malian Music and Film Screening
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Together with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Permanent Missions of Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, Germany co-hosted a concert by the Malian band Songhoy Blues and a screening of director Johanna Schwartz's documentary “They Will Have to Kill Us First” on March 10th at the UN Headquarters.
“They Will Have to Kill Us First” follows the lives of Malian musicians who continued to play and sing in exile rather than lay down their instruments in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Director Johanna Schwartz attended the special screening and concert.
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Spotlight on Women: International Women's Day 2017
International Women's Day (March 8) is a day to reflect on the role and status of women around the globe as international leaders pledge to take action as champions of gender parity - not only on this day, but every day. Gender equality is a clear priority for new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who has emphasized on multiple occasions that there is still a long way to go. The crucial role of women in politics, economy and civil society cannot be overstated. Therefore, the UN Secretary-General's stance on this issue should be underscored once again:
"On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment."
— UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
Of the 140 people working at the German House, 61 are female, representing 44 % of the total staff.
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On February 6th, the Sherpa of the German government to the G20 and Chief Economic Advisor to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Professor Dr. Lars-Hendrik Röller, briefed UN Member States in the Trusteeship Council Chamber about Germany’s agenda during its G20 Presidency. This year’s G20 summit will take place on July 7-8 in Hamburg.
Learn more about Germany’s G20 agenda by clicking here