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.

Germany pledges to provide 15 million Euro in emergency aid

Mar 14, 2017 | FFO
Hands holding corn in Kenya

Following a phone call with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued a statement saying that the dramatic famines in the Horn of Africa, the Lake Chad region and in South Sudan require comprehensive international relief measures.

New solutions for the fight against hunger

Mar 14, 2017 | www.deutschland.de
Innovation Accelerator in Munich

The United Nations has opened an Innovation Accelerator in Munich. It plans to develop creative solutions for the fight against hunger by bringing UN employees together with experts from business and civil society.

BMZ calls for global crisis fund

Mar 9, 2017 | BMZ
Trucks delivering WFP donations

In 2017, the German Development Ministry (BMZ) will be providing 100 million Euro to assist East African countries in their fight against droughts and famines. In addition to providing immediate food aid German development policy is also aimed at protecting people against droughts in the long term.

German-Tunisian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration opened in Tunis

Mar 8, 2017 | GIZ
German Development Minister Müller at the opening of the German-Tunisian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Tunis

German Development Minister Gerd Müller opened the German-Tunisian Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Tunis last week. The centre’s work supplements existing advisory services and is co-managed by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) and the Tunisian National Employment Agency (ANETI).

Assuming humanitarian responsibility together

Mar 8, 2017 | FFO
The initiative was launched by the German Foreign Office

The German Foreign Office launched the #CSRhumanitär initiative (CSR Humanitarian Initiative) to promote exchange between business and humanitarian players and develop new cooperation opportunities.


German parliament

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