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
In an age of instant, global communication, Edward R. Murrow's famous phrase about the "last three feet" being essential in establishing personal bonds and forming trust between people and nations remains as true as ever. Simply put, there is no substitute for spending time in another country in order to understand its culture, customs, and way of life; in short, to get to know its people.
Exchange and Networking
For the third time since taking on his role as Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel traveled to Washington today for talks with his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson.
Foreign Minister Gabriel
A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.
In a historic decision, the German Bundestag voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday. Many parliamentarians celebrated the vote in the chamber, and hundreds of revelers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate.
Marriage for All
"Your rescue forces performed a remarkable feat, thus adding yet another, especially impressive act to the countless examples of friendship between our two nations,” Ambassador Wittig writes in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Wilson.
Air Force Rescue