Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former 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 Government gives over 2 Mio Dollars for health care in Rakhine
The Federal Republic of Germany has granted subsidies worth 1.85 million Euros (about 2.1 million US-Dollars) for humanitarian aid in Rakhine State. It will be used to improve strengthening and improving access to local basic health care structures.
Also conducting awareness raising campaigns on health topics in communities is programmed. In this regard, providing care to pregnant women and new mothers is a special focus.
The organisation of the project lies with Malteser International. The attribution will increase the financial volume of the project „Reducing the vulnerability of conflict affected population by ensuring access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in Rakhine State“ for the period from 1st June 2017 until 31st May 2020. The project has already been funded by the German Government over previous years. In the framework of this project, Malteser International assists directly to the local population in the crisis-ridden regions in northern Rakhine State.
Press Release Malteser [pdf, 274.5k]
Germany supports humanitarian relief efforts by the International Red Cross in Myanmar with 1 million Euros for
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Yangon is delighted to announce that the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has granted the International Committee of the Red Cross additional subsidies worth one million Euros for humanitarian aid in Myanmar. The attribution is meant to increase the financial volume of the project „ICRC Assistance, Protection, Prevention and Cooperation Activities (country-earmarking) in Myanmar 2017-2018“ already funded by the German Government in previous years.
In the framework of this project, the ICRC assists the local population in close cooperation in the crisis-ridden regions by offering relief, medical support, and social programmes such as visits of detainees.
The award of this grant once again proves the tight cooperation between the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Myanmar in the area of humanitarian aid.
Press Release in Myanmar [pdf, 286.78k]
The Treaty of Rome – 60 years on – why is it cause to celebrate?
60 years ago six European countries signed the Treaty of Rome – creating the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community. It was a key moment, a little over ten years after the end of World War II. And it was the foundation of today’s EU and all its achievements. European unity is a political and economic success story.
German Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch inaugurated the completion of the first phase of the “Rural Development Programme”.
Germany is the first partner of Myanmar to support a project of rural roads construction. So far, the German Government has supported Myanmar with EUR 28.2 million grant funds and committed additional EUR 10 million grant funds – a total of over 41 million US-Dollars – after the flooding in 2015 to develop rural areas by upgrading and constructing rural roads in Southern Shan State.
Paving the Way for Development
On 24 October, H.E. U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Finance, U Kyaw Lynn, CB Bank Chief Executive Officer, as well as, Ms. Eva Schneider, KfW Country Director to Mya...
4.45 million EUR grant funds for SME promotion
Yangon Chief Minister H.E U Phyoe Min Thein visits the Myanmar Journalism Institute
Ambassador H.E Mr. Christian Ludwig Weber Lortsch joined the Yangon Chief Minister H.E U Phyoe Min Thein visit to Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI).
The Chief Minister held talks with the German Ambassador, the French Ambassador H.E Mr.Olivier Richard and the MJI Executive Directors and called on how the regional government can support the Institute to upgrade. He appreciated the support of Germany and France, saying that the Institute will bring the Journalism stronger to develop Myanmar as Democracy country in the midst of transition.
Germany provides 10 Million Euro fast-track Grant
The German Government decided to commit 10 Million Euro additional grants for flood-affected areas in Northern Myanmar.
As H.E the German Ambassador C...
Germany provides 10 Million Euro fast-track Grant
Berlin Policy Journal
The past few months have sharpened the divisions between members of the EU more than any other crisis before. It is not the first time that onlookers have predicted the imminent end of the European Union, but the strength of centrifugal forces pulling it apart seem unprecedented.
In the new issue, Almut Möller (“The Disheartened Continent”) argues that Europe needs to focus on the values that unite its people to overcome the divisions tearing the continent apart. Ulrich Speck (“Player or Pawn?”) proposes a truly unified European foreign policy, and Andreas Rinke (“The Last European” – app only) describes the German chancellor’s efforts to keep the EU united. Mark Leonard (“Goodbye? Hello!” – app only) says that it is not Britain that wants to leave the EU, but a part of the British elite that is pushing the “Leave” campaign.
BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL is a bimonthly app magazine on international affairs, edited in Germany’s capital. Each issue sets a theme and reports on a diverse range of current and emerging foreign policy topics, aiming at making German and European foreign policy.
Published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)