National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights
The German Government adopted the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights in its cabinet meeting on Wednesday (21 December). The goal of this Action Plan is to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20
Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations. That is why we are standing for a seat in the United Nations Security Council 2019/20 - "an organization more important than ever," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier.
The below members of the donor community wish to express their concern with respect to the unauthorized search by the Nigerian military of a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri, Borno state on 11 August, 2017.
Statement by members of the donor community
In May the German Embassy organized a Soccer Tournament for International and IDP-teams in Abuja. The New Kuchingoro IDP/Refugee Camp fielded 5 excellent teams, squaring off against squads from the Embassies of Germany, Argentina/Finland and Adam Smith International (UK). The partnership with the New Kuchingoro IDP camp came about in February 2016 when the Former German President Joachim Gauck visited the IDP camp.
Soccer Tournament for Internally Displaced Persons
State Secretary Dr Markus Ederer received his Nigerian counterpart Permanent Secretary Sola Enikanolaiye at the Federal Foreign Office on Thursday (8 June). Ederer and Enikanolaiye co‑chaired the fifth meeting of the working group on policy of the German-Nigerian Binational Commission. The fight against terrorism and radicalisation, the EU-Africa Summit in autumn of 2017, United Nations reform and the human rights situation were on the agenda of the high-level working group.
German-Nigerian Binational Commission meets at the Federal Foreign Office
Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now
The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at
www.EnergyEfficiencyAward.de - Klick: English Version
Kosmos Humboldt website - www.kosmos-humboldt.org
Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?
The German Information Centre Africa is part of a network of nine GICs in key regions of German foreign policy. It is designed to enhance the flow of information to those in Africa interested in Germany. The GIC presents today's modern, innovative Germany with its multi-faceted and close links to Africa.
German Information Centre Africa
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
EU Blue Card - Entry visa
The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany commensurate with their qualifications.The EU Blue Card, like all longer-term residence permits, is issued exclusively by the relevant foreigners’ authority in Germany. You must apply for the national visa, which is required inadvance, from the Embassy.
EU Blue Card - Entry visa
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More than 15,000 refugees have been turned away
Hundreds of refugees are waiting in the old Athens airport building
(© picture alliance / dpa, © dpa)
Between January and July 2016, more than 15,000 people were turned back at the German border because they did not meet the requirements to enter legally.
People who travel to Europe and Germany illegally are putting their lives at risk.
Anyone who enters Germany illegally in search of work and a better life will not be allowed to stay.
Rejected asylum-seekers will be deported, receive long-term travel bans for the Schengen area and must pay their deportation costs themselves.
Refugees whose asylum applications have been turned down have to leave Germany
The flow of refugees to Germany continues. In 2015, more than a million asylum-seekers registered here... that’s the highest number ever. However, not all of them are granted residency.
Rumours that all asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in Germany get asylum easily and can stay in Germany are untrue!
What is true is that each single case will be examined by the authorities and decided on its own merits. Anyone who is not granted a right to stay must leave Germany. It’s also very important to know that there is no such thing as economic asylum in Germany.
Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...