The world consists of many parts – each one is different. And sometimes things change. The global community of the United Nations is needed now more than ever so that we can face the challenges in our world together. Germany is active in the United Nations and would like to assume responsibility in the Security Council, as well.
(PEACE)
We are committed to promoting peace. As the fourth largest UN contributor, we support many peacekeeping missions – for instance in Mali. German police officers pass on their know-how to train security forces there.
O-TON 1:
UNPOL Mission in Mali
“We are relying on our friends from Germany and other countries to train us and help us with this battle.”
We help organisations with mine clearance like in Cambodia.
O-TON 2:
Mine Clearance in Cambodia
“When the clearance is finished and there are no mines left, I will have more farmland. My income will increase by about 30 per cent. I will have more land to cultivate.”
Germany helps victims of violence, among others in Afghanistan, by offering trauma counselling.
Psychosocial Support for Traumatised People in Afghanistan
Psychosocial assistance gives traumatised people a chance to live normal lives.
(JUSTICE)
Germany is committed to justice and the rule of law. The German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation is helping to improve the penal system in Tunisia.
O-TON 3:
Legal Assistance in the Correctional System in Tunisia
“After an inmate has served time in our prison, we equip him with all the means to help with his social integration. In this way, we are conducting social reform, limiting crime in our society and contributing to social peace.”
Striving for justice means a right to education. Germany as the third largest provider of official development assistance supports the Agenda 2030 and thus many school projects.
(INNOVATION)
We are always searching for innovative ways to face this century’s challenges. We are helping to fight dangerous viruses carried by insects in Brazil.
O-TON 4:
Detection and Surveillance of Viruses carried by Insects in Brazil
“The idea of this whole project is to prove that, if we do this kind of surveillance, if we detect the virus in the mosquito before it gets to people, then we can avoid the epidemics.”
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) supplies satellite technology that makes humanitarian aid more effective – for instance when building refugee camps.
O-TON 5:
Remote Sensing Technologies for Humanitarian Aid in Jordan
“In order to plan a very large water system, we had satellite data available. Based on that, we could see nearly every stone and work really well.”
In a shrinking world, Germany is banking on partnerships with neighbours near and far.
(PARTNERSHIP)
The Federal Agency for Technical Relief helps locally and trains refugees help themselves in their home countries.
O-TON 6:
Technical Relief Training for Refugees in Germany
“I think,if I know more, then I can be of great use to many people in my country great use to many people in my country.”
Germany wants to tackle global challenges together with the world community, and it is creating a suitable place for this work – at the U.N. campus in Bonn.
Germany supports the preservation of cultural heritage, which in turn promotes international dialogue. We deploy professionals and pass on our expertise.
O-TON 7:
Cultural Preservation Program across the Globe
“I’m a PhD student at BTU Cottbus. My PhD project is about reconstructing old cities after the war, focusing on the ancient city of Aleppo. The project examines previous cases of reconstruction, for example, in Germany after World War II, after the Balkan War. What lessons can be learned? How can we benefit from them and avoid mistakes that were made in those cases? How can the old city of Aleppo be restored so that people recognise it and are willing to live there again?”
A voice for
peace,
justice,
innovation
and partnership
… in the United Nations