In view of the still drastic humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference is being held in London on 4 February. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and...
Germany’s involvement in Syria
Germany will assume the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in January 2016 for a one year term
The German Government’s motto for the year is “renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”. The Government will thus seek to strengthen OSCE instruments and institutions, promote dialogue among the participating States and thereby rebuild trust in Europe.
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Germany was one of the first countries to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol on 30 March 2007, ratifying it on 24 February 2009. The objective is to allow people with disabilities to participate equally in political, social, economic and cultural life, to offer them equal opportunities in education and the world of work, and to offer all citizens the chance to play their own self determined part in a barrier free society.
Inclusion in Germany
In the coming year, International Green Week Berlin looks back on a 90‑year history. It will mark that remarkable anniversary from 15 to 24 January in collaboration with a special partner country. Morocco is the first African state to become a partner country of the world’s most important agriculture, nutrition and horticulture exhibition.
International Green Week
On 18.11.2016, the German Embassy handed over 20 beach volleyballs to the Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM). The donation is part of the International Sports Promotion program of the German Foreign Office. Earlier this year, VAM Northern Region representative and volleyball coach Mr Jairos Nkhoma took part in a 5 months coaching course in Leipzig/Germany, which was organized by the University of Leipzig and sponsored by the German government.
German Embassy donates 20 balls to the Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM)
Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing
Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.
More information on German foreign policy in the refugee crisis
On Friday, 24th July 2015, German Ambassador Dr Peter Woeste and his wife Regina Woeste visited Jacaranda School for Orphans and the Malawian (Magi) Girls School Limbe. They also attended the opening of the new Volkswagen showroom at CFAO in Blantyre.
The German Ambassador visits Limbe and Blantyre
Since 1981 the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the preservation of cultural heritage across the world through the Federal Foreign Office’s Cultural Preservation Programme, with the aim of strengthening people’s sense of their own national identity in the partner country and fostering cultural dialogue among partners. The Programme has become a very effective instrument of German cultural relations and education policy.
Cultural Preservation Programme