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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog
"We have lost a great constitutional law expert, politician and statesman today."
Since 2012 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) funds the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)”.
Forestry and Agriculture in Jambi
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
German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018
On 1 January 2017, Germany and Morocco will take 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.
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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.
Anniversary of the Reformation
Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.
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On 31 October 2016 Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presented his credentials to the ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh.
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On November 10th the Director General of Budget Financing and Risk Management of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, Robert Pakpahan, and the German Ambassador, Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, signed an Agreement on Implementation of the Sustainable Urban Transport Programme in Indonesia, as well as an amending Agreement on Financial Cooperation.
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On November 9th, the opening ceremony for the 7th International Science Film Festival was held at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture
Science Film Festival 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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EU Council Presidency
In the first half of 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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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