On 8 June 2018, Germany was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations.
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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 actively involved in the United Nations – and will also take on responsibility in the Security Council.
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.
“We are relying on our friends from Germany and other countries to train us and help us with this battle.”
Deutschland engagiert sich für Gerechtigkeit
und die Stärke des Rechts.
Die Stiftung für Internationale Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit
unterstützt die Verbesserung des Strafvollzugs in Tunesien.
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.
“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.”
We are helping to fight dangerous 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.”
In a shrinking world, Germany is banking on partnerships with neighbours near and far.
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.
O-TON Heiko Maas, Bundesaußenminister
“We want to stand up for peace in the Security Council, and do so with a voice that is noticeable and loud. But above all, we want to stand up for the future of a multlateral world order based on rules. Rules that we have established over decades of hard work, a lot of it here at the United Nations. We want to live up to our responsibilities. We’re not going to look away, we want to pin our colours to the mast when we face difficult decisions. And above all, we want to contribute to resolving conflicts and even to making sure they don’t happen in the first place.”