Germany's priorities in the Security Council 2011-2012

Hanging Bridge in Sarobi District on the road from Kabul to Dschalalabad


Within the framework of the international community, Germany plays an active part in Afghanistan, with the objective of preventing Afghanistan from again being a sanctuary for international terrorists.

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 1540 (2004)

Chairmanship of the Al Qaeda/Taliban Sanctions Committee

International cooperation on counter-terrorism, especially within the framework of the United Nations, constitutes a core element of Germany’s security policy. Given its mandate to maintain internati...

Refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan

Chairmanship of the Working Group Children and Armed Conflict

Among the most dismal and mortifying facts of the roughly 20 conflicts around the world is without doubt that more than a billion children are affected by them, of which an estimated 250,000 children ...

Doves fly during the ceremony

Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Germany wishes the vision of a nuclear weapon-free world to be a global guiding theme. Disarmament and non-proliferation are two sides of the same coin.

Environment and Climate Change

Climate policy is not generally seen as the traditional domain of the Security Council. Nevertheless, Germany is convinced that the Council should take up this topic: Even today, the effects of climate change are leading to security policy questions, for instance through the increasing scarcity of drinking water and food crises on the island states of the Pacific and in other regions.

Germany's priorities in the Security Council 2011-2012