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WWF and Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK) offer free online course

In November, about 20,000 politicians, researchers, diplomats and activists will meet at the annual World Climate Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany to discuss global climate protection. The challenge is how to mitigate climate change and guard against the already existing impacts.

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Germany`s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

With its new candidacy, Germany is demonstrating that it intends to continue to play an active role in helping to promote peace and security.

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

The Ambassador welcomed participants of the Humboldt Kolleg 2017

The Ambassador welcomed participants of the Humboldt Kolleg 2017

Mr. von Ungern-Sternberg, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jakarta, was giving a speech during the opening of the third Humboldt Kolleg in Indonesia to welcome all participants and to underline the importance of academic and vocational education for social development in ASEAN countries.

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EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

“Farming for Biodiversity”

Vote now - 1 Million Trees Program from Central Kalimantan among Top Ten Finalists in 2017 Solution Search Contest “Farming for Biodiversity” supported by the German Government

Vote now - 1 Million Trees Program from Central Kalimantan among Top Ten Finalistsin 2017 Solution Search Contest “Farming for Biodiversity” supported by the German Government

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

From May 12th to 14th 2017 Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited the capital Jakarta and Berau region in East-Kalimantan.

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, visited Indonesia

Environmental Management Courses at TU Dresden

With a view to supporting the implementation of Agenda 2030, Technische Universität Dresden is offering four Environmental Management courses in 2017/18:

The European Union is turning 60 - A strong and reliable partner for Indonesia

By The European Union Heads of Mission to Indonesia and ASEAN Sixty years ago, on 25th March 1957, six European countries signed the Treaty of Rome named after the capital of Italy where they met. The common aspiration of Europeans to build peace and prosperity through shared destiny was made reality. European integration became a strong magnet, gradually enlarging and deepening to become a Union of 28 Member States. After so many wars and conflicts 510 million inhabitants entered the longest period of peace in European history.

Seminar “Sharing-Benefits. Doing Research Together”

Seminar “Sharing-Benefits. Doing Research Together”

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supported by the German Embassy Jakarta organized a Seminar titled “Sharing-Benefits.

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

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Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg

Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste

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The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

Make it in germany

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

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Sep 24, 2017 11:12 AM

AfD, CDU, SPD: Where do German parties stand on refugees, asylum and immigration?

Since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015, asylum and immigration topics have dominated German politics. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on these issues?


Sep 22, 2017 3:29 PM

Black America through the lens: Gordon Parks exhibition opens in Frankfurt

Photographer Gordon Parks captured some of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement while exposing the realities of oppression and poverty. A show in Frankfurt shows some of his most celebrated works.

Sep 22, 2017 2:00 PM

Alaa Houd: Going back to Syria is not an option

Alaa Houd came to Germany as a refugee in late 2014, when the massive influx of asylum seekers into Europe had not yet begun. Nearly three years later, he is not quite settled yet, but returning to Syria is impossible.


Sep 22, 2017 1:26 PM

German election: Will non-voters decide the outcome?

After the 2009 German election, the 'real' numbers were shown: 29 percent for non-voters (Nichtwähler)

Germany has a huge non-voting population — like most democracies. In 2009, more people didn't vote at all than voted for Merkel's conservatives.


Sep 22, 2017 12:13 PM

Who is Martin Schulz, the SPD challenger to Angela Merkel?

The Social Democrat left his post as head of the European Parliament to challenge Angela Merkel. As he lags in the polls, Schulz holds on to the hope that his enthusiasm can convince voters to abandon "aloof" Merkel.


Sep 22, 2017 11:12 AM

Vegan is the new black

For a long time, being a vegan was considered unusual and difficult to pull off. That's no longer true, especially in Berlin. The city is a haven for those who have sworn off animal products.


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