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Markus Grübel, the new Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

Markus Grübel appointed Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion

12.04.2018 - Cabinet has appointed Member of the Bundestag Markus Grübel as the new Federal Government Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion. His office will be set up within the Development Ministry. Development Minister Gerd Müller: "By setting up a new office for a Commissioner for Global Freedom of Religion, the German government is sending a clear message that it supports freedom of religion and inter-faith dialogue with the aim of emphasising shared values and promoting peace. In Markus Grübel, we have a skilled professional with considerable experience at international level at the helm of this new office." more

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Building resilience through adaptive social protection – Speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn at the World Bank Social Protection and Jobs South-South Learning Forum

19.02.2018 - Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning and a warm welcome to Frankfurt on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is an honor to co-host the South-South Learning Forum in Germany and I am very happy to be speaking to you this morning. The next few days are about learning. We are here to learn from around 70 different countries and from their experiences in adapting and strengthening social protection systems. How can we ensure that our people do not end up falling into poverty as a result of life risks, shocks or crises? more

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