Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. 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
Germany's New Global Role - Berlin steps up
Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier analyzes in an article why Germany has gained influence in global politics. The article is published in the July/August 2016 edition of the magazine "Foreign Affairs".
Read the full article on diplo.de
Last week Joja Wendt, a celebrated pianist from Germany, visited Kampala and gave three concerts at different venues, presented by the German Embassy Kampala.
“The Pianist” in Kampala
This year's winner of the EU Human Rights Defenders’ Award is Robert Sempala, the National Coordinator of the Human Rights Network for Journalists Uganda. The annual European Union Human Rights Defenders Award is granted by the EU Member States, Norway and the EU Delegation in Uganda to recognise the achievements of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda
EU Human Rights Defenders’ Award 2016
2015 saw an unprecedented peak in migration to Germany. According to the official statistics of the German government a total of 476,649 asylum applications were submitted. This is 135 percent more than in the previous year. The majority of asylum seekers came from Syria, 34 percent of the applications. Here an overview on #RumoursAboutGermany.
Asylum in Germany in perspective
The young executives’ year-long placement in Germany is coming to an end. It is now time to take stock of the past 12 months. With this in mind, Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcomed the 17 future managers from Africa to a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office on 16 February.
Here you will find our articles about news and events and a choice of speeches from 2014 to 2016 in chronological order.
Embassy News Archive