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.
Germany's Role in the United Nations
With the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon on December 1, 2009, the European Union replaced the European Community. From this date on, the European Union assumed all rights and duties of the European Community, among them its status within the United Nations – whereby it retains all the existing rights and duties of the European Community.
Europe's Role in the United Nations
193 States belong to the United Nations – almost all the States in the world. In the United Nations, the Member States are represented by their respective governments. The principal organs of the United Nations, according to the Charter, are:
The Structure of the United Nations
The Federal Republic of Germany is member to some 200 international organizations that employ workers from all Member States.
In many United Nations organizations, the Federal Republic of Germany is adequately represented in terms of personnel.
Working at the United Nations