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On October 18th 2016 the Head of Development Cooperation Department of the Embassy, Ina von Frantzius, welcomed participants of GIZ organized Executive Workshop for Decision Makers on climate risk adaptation and climate risk insurance.
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40th Course to further educate athletic trainers in Mainz!
The Foreign Coaching School Mainz of the German Athletics Association (DLV) offers another course ito further educate athletic trainers in Mainz.
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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:
Trends and Perspectives
Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.
Topical dossier on “Trends and Perspectives”
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