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On Saturday, September 17th the European Union participated in the Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP 2016) as part of the ClimateDiplomacyWeek and distributed information on its member states’ efforts regarding climate change policy.
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International Coaching Courses at Leipzig University
The next International Coaching Course of the Leipzig University will be from 27 February until 31 July 2017 in the following courses:
- Track and field in Arabic
- Conditioning Coach in English
- Football in French
- Sports for the Disabled in Spanish
Application deadline (in Leipzig) will be on 1 November 2016.
Application deadline (in Leipzig) for the second International Coaching Course 2017/2018 will be on 1 March 2017.
All information about the courses can also be gleaned from the following website:
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
Visitors will be able to savour the Olympic and Paralympic spirit at a particularly special location in Rio de Janeiro. From 4 August to 18 September, Leblon Beach will be playing host to the OliAle Pavilion, a meeting point for Brazilians, tourists and all those looking to experience Rio 2016 with a German-Brazilian atmosphere.
Find out more about this new form of German participation in the Summer Olympics and about the Olympic games at
For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.
International German Olympics 2016
Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Award rendered in the Arbitration between the Republic of the Philippines and the People's Republic of China
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Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
EU Council Presidency
In the second half of 2016, Slovakia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”
On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.
Further information is available on the following websites:
In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.
Cultural relations and education policy forum
Global education partner
Education is considered the raw material of the 21st century. When it comes to this resource, Germany is a very rich country and sees itself as a pioneer of international knowledge networking. In “Global education partner”, the special feature in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the deutschland.de website, you can find out more about why Germany is an attractive destination for learners and teachers. And get to know people with educations and careers in which Germany has played an important role. Also in this issue: insights into the life and work of Reformer Martin Luther 500 years ago and a report on new spaces for art.
Topical dossier on “Global education partner”
Media library on the deutschland.de website