1. Automation technology Skills Initiative: German-American Cooperation on Workforce Training
  2. Honor for John Kerry Secretary Kerry Awarded Germany's Highest Honor
  3. 2016 German Embassy Advent Calendar Welcome to Our Advent Calendar!
Automation technology

Skills Initiative: German-American Cooperation on Workforce Training

The Embassy launched the Skills Initiative to identify and spread best practices in sustainable workforce development in the USA. The Skills Initiative brings together German and American businesses and local education/training providers with the aim of developing training programs best suited to businesses’ needs.

Honor for John Kerry

Secretary Kerry Awarded Germany's Highest Honor

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier this week presented his colleague and friend, US Secretary of State John Kerry, with the Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The distinction is Germany's highest honor and is conferred by Federal President Joachim Gauck.

2016 German Embassy Advent Calendar

Welcome to Our Advent Calendar!

Visit our online Advent Calendar each day from December 1 to 24 for a new surprise. We even have puzzles and games this year. We worked with colleagues in London, Paris, Moscow and Brazil to bring you a multi-lingual calendar filled with German Christmas traditions, stories and fun, so we hope you enjoy it! 

NATO Foreign Ministers meeting

German Diplomat Appointed NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan

Cornelius Zimmermann is a German diplomat whose time as Consul-General in Mazar‑e‑Sharif has left him outstandingly well acquainted with the situation on the ground.

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany’s G20 Presidency Begins

"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency from December 1, 2016, to November 30, 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.

Unileben

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Do you speak German?

Engaging with the German language encourages dialogue, exchange and cooperation between people and cultures. Check out our updated information!

Gift from Boppard

Christmas Trees Brighten Chancellery, Foreign Ministry in Berlin

Observing a long-standing tradition, Chancellor Merkel last week received the official Christmas tree for the Federal Chancellery in a festive ceremony.The tree, a nordmann fir, stands nearly 46-feet tall.

Chicago's Christkindlmarket

German-Style Christmas Markets in the USA

Ringing in the holiday season, cities across the United States are celebrating with their own versions of the traditional German Christmas market, each with its own unique flair.

Formula One World Championship

Nico Rosberg Wins His First World Championship at Formula One

German professional driver Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One championship this week, just five points ahead of his competitor Lewis Hamilton.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Steinmeier Nominated for Federal President

"It's wonderful to enjoy such support," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the nomination. "However, I am fully aware that this trust comes withresponsibility."

Postfaktisch

Word of the Week: Postfaktisch

The word Postfaktisch has been selected as the German Word of the Year by the Society for the German Language. This is a new word that was immensely popular in both English and German throughout 2016, especially during the time frame of Brexit and the US presidential election.

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig is the German Ambassador to the United States.

Skills Initiative

Skills Initiative

The Skills Initiative works to introduce the German style dual training system in the US.

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Transatlantic Climate Bridge

Learn more about the initiative and about German energy policy and the energy transition here.

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German Missions in the United States

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