Special feature on the G7 presidency
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Side by side with the poorest
Development policy during Germany's G7 presidency
The BMZ is working closely with other ministries and the Federal Chancellery to frame Germany's development policy priorities for the G7 presidency.
An early highlight in 2015 will be the replenishment conference for the global Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, being co-hosted by the BMZ in Berlin on 26 and 27 January. For more information, follow the link to our special feature on the G7 presidency here.
UN Climate Summit 2014
Link to external video Statement by Federal Minister Gerd Müller at the UN Climate Summit 2014 in New York.
23.09.2014 — As the representative of the German government, Minister Müller delivered a statement on climate financing (statement starts at minute 57:45).
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14.08.2013 — Through the seconded EZ-Scouts the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is providing German companies with skilled advisors equipped with development know-how.
Children's and young people's rights
Link to external video Children have a right to rights!
23.05.2013 — The Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in 1989 sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of girls and boys until they reach the age of 18.
30.04.2013 — This conference clip sums up what we're glad to have exeperienced with young African innovators at our second Future Forum on May.
23.11.2012 — Ghanaian companies have recognized that promoting health as well as financial wellness amongst their employees ensures a positive working climate, reduces absenteeism and enhances productivity.
23.09.2014 - In his statement, Minister Gerd Müller called for a new global partnership: "Efficient climate action is a vital issue for the survival of humankind. That is why we need a new global partnership in which sustainability is the principle upon which our actions are based." (Statement starts at minute 57:45).
14.08.2013 - Through the seconded EZ-Scouts the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is providing German companies with skilled advisors equipped with development know-how.
23.05.2013 - In almost all developing countries, children and young people make up the majority of the population – up to 70 per cent in some cases. The Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in 1989 sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of girls and boys until they reach the age of 18.
30.04.2013 - This conference clip sums up what we're glad to have exeperienced with young African innovators at our second Future Forum on May
11.10.2012 - Regarding the world climate change, a responsible use of global resources and in particular tropical forests is decisive. A sustainable forest management is necessary to stop forest destruction and to embrace the legitimate rights of usage. How can we manage this? The answer is revealed in this video.
20.08.2012 - The strategy is based on a simple formula of 3x3 – three levels of intervention and three players – and it aims at fighting corruption in partner countries of German development cooperation.
21.03.2011 - Animated film of the BMZ about REED (Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) - an innovative model to protect forest and climate.
Web portal: Healthy DEvelopments
The web portal Healthy DEvelopments is online at health.bmz.de. This microsite showcases Germany's commitment to health and social protection in partner countries world-wide. It covers news from German-supported programmes and relevant conferences as well as innovative methods and tools, good practices and topics for discussion by health and social protection exports. Since the portal aims to reach interested development practitioners worldwide it reports in English rather than in German. And for each of its news items, tools and videos, it invites visitors to comment, thus providing a platform for lively debate on current challenges and promising practices for partner countries' health and social protection systems.
Curious? Check it out at Healthy DEvelopments
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The Building Block "Managing Diversity and Reducing Fragmentation" is one of eight Building Blocks that have been launched at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in December 2011. The Building Block dedicates its work to the question of how aid diversity can best be managed and fragmentation and proliferation ideally be reduced. more