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Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller and Dr. Maria Furtwängler, actress and physician, at the conference "Successfully preventing violence against women and girls: Prevention in an international context" at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Maria Furtwängler and Gerd Müller call for an end to violence against girls and women

23.11.2017 - Violence against girls and women is an age-old global issue that is, at the same time, shockingly topical. On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2017, German Development Minister Gerd Müller, actress and doctor Maria Furtwängler, Sister Lea Ackermann and experts from Germany and across the world called for this to change – right across the world and by means of specific projects. more

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Closing speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn at the conference "Improving TVET – Priorities for Sustainable Growth in ASEAN"

14.06.2017 - Ladies and gentlemen, ASEAN is an important partner for sustainable economic growth. The ASEAN region is an important trading and economic partner for Germany. Because of the region's rapid growth and its huge potential, it is now the EU's third-largest trading partner outside of Europe. And, within the EU, Germany is the most important trading partner of the ASEAN countries – with German goods making up almost a third of all EU exports to the ASEAN region. more

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