The goal of international civilian peace missions is to ensure long-term security. Germany supports civilian peace initiatives by the United Nations, the OSCE and others by providing financial support and human resources.
The German-Turkish journalist has been in jail in Turkey for one year: In Berlin, celebrities and friends demonstrated in support of his release.
What can we do to avoid diminishing the chances of people today and the chances of our children and grandchildren for a prosperous life?
November ninth nineteen-hundred-eighty-nine. It marks a political turning-point and stands for freedom of sixteen million GDR citizens.
In a peaceful revolution, the people in the GDR stood up against the regime in East-Berlin, gaining their freedom. After the downfall of the Berlin Wall, the path was cleared to reunify the divided Germany.
Ensuring security and putting the joint interests of industrial and developing countries on the table. That was the goal of the North South Commission’s report to the United Nations in 1980. Patron Willy Brandt focussed on burning global issues and made recommendations that are still relevant today.