Germany is a member of many international organizations. The Federal Republic not only financially supports these organizations but also actively participates in developing their strategies, designing their programs and implementing their goals.
The United Nations (UN) was founded in 1945 under the impact of World War II to preserve world peace and international security and promote social progress, better living conditions and human rights.
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.
In 2015, the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" was adopted by all member states at a special UN summit meeting in New York. The Agenda was developed with broad civil society participation. It represents a milestone in the history of the United Nations.
It is estimated that currently around 815 million people are suffering from hunger and chronic malnutrition. This number marks an increase after the number of starving people steadily declined until 2015.