Six decades of the current democratic German government structure has cultivated an active and engaged citizenry. In 2009, the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Federal German Republic and in 2010, the twentieth anniversary of reunification. At all levels of German society there is an understanding of both individual and collective responsibility in the actions that are taken. Whether in local environmental projects, national elections or participation in international agreements and organizations, people and politics are closely bound. The diverse population in Germany provides incredible vigour to this dynamism.

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German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt underscored the responsibility of agriculture for using water responsibly

Agriculture as basis for global peace

Jan 25, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
German soldiers in Mali

More soldiers for MINUSMA

Jan 31, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de

International cooperation in order to prevent pandemics

Feb 24, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Experts discussed ways of improving health with Chancellor Merkel

The war on infectious diseases is one focus of Germany’s G20 Presidency, stressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Third International German Forum. To prevent pandemics we must work together, she said.

International German Forum on improving human health

Feb 22, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
Development of new vaccines against tropical diseases

At the Third International German Forum experts from 25 countries, from the realms of politics, science and research and civil society, meet on February 21 and 22 to discuss ways of improving the quality of life and health.

G20 wants to combat poverty

Feb 21, 2017 | www.bundesregierung.de
G20 Foreign Ministers in Bonn

Fighting poverty must be a joint task of the G20, said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel at a meeting with his official counterparts in Bonn. Crisis prevention, sustainable development and cooperation with Africa should be given greater priority.

G20 focuses on cooperation with Africa

Feb 17, 2017 | FFO
German Foreign Minister Sigmar

On February 16 and 17, the G20 Foreign Ministers will convene for a meeting in Bonn organised by Germany’s G20 Presidency. The meeting will focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, crisis prevention and peace policy, and cooperation with Africa.

Krones Academy in Nairobi empowers school leavers

Feb 16, 2017 | GIC Africa
German Development Minister Gerd Müller at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller visited the Krones Academy East Africa in Nairobi last week. Together with a delegation from Germany Müller visited the facilities and met some of the students who are part of the training programme.


German parliament

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