Germany in the United Nations

20.06.2023 - Article

Germany's diverse involvement in the United Nations has grown steadily over the course of its 49 years of membership.

Bundesaußenministerin, Annalena Baerbock, und Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen, António Guterres
Bundesaußenministerin, Annalena Baerbock, und Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen, António Guterres© UN

In the meantime, numerous United Nations institutions are based in Germany, especially in Bonn.

Germany participates in a wide range of United Nations bodies, institutions, and peacekeeping missions and has been a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council five times, most recently for the 2019-2020 period.

German involvement in United Nations missions is an integral part of German foreign and peace policy. In addition to financial, personnel and material contributions, Germany supports the missions primarily through civilian means and by promoting stabilization measures, diplomatic mediation efforts and post-crisis care.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wants to make the United Nations fit for the challenges of the future with a comprehensive reform agenda (“Our Common Agenda”).

He has defined priorities for this, which Germany supports: in addition to the coherent implementation of the 2030 Agenda, he wants to strengthen conflict prevention and reorganize the United Nations' peace and security architecture.

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