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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will take place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences will be held prior to this, and the G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017 to to discuss current international challenges and raise awareness of new issues in international affairs. Further information is available on the following webpages:

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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.

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

Opening of the UN Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Attend the Global Media Forum on June 19-21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media. Registration begins April 1st.

Songhoy Blues – Malian Music and Film Screening

Songhoy Blues Enlarge image (© Atlantic Records) 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.

Spotlight on Women: International Women's Day 2017

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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.

G20 Briefing

Dr. Röller brieft als G20 Sherpa Enlarge image (© GermanyUN) 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.

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