Laboratory for the examination of highly infectious samples for the diagnosis of various tropical diseases at the University of Accra in Ghana

The fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is a battle that can be won Internal link

Germany is increasing its core contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by 30 per cent compared with the last funding period to now 1.3 billion euros for the years 2023-2025.

View of the Colombian capital Bogotá

20–26 August 2022 Minister Svenja Schulze travels to Colombia and Bolivia Internal link

German development policy is strengthening its commitment to green and equitable development in Latin America.

Traditional "family photo" of the delegation leaders during the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC) on Monday, 4 July 2022, in Lugano, Switzerland

4 July 2022 Schulze: “Let's start setting the course now for rebuilding Ukraine” Internal link

Development Minister heads the German delegation at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano

Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze and the Mayor of Borodyanka, Georgiy Yerko, visit the destroyed town of Borodyanka.

27 May 2022 Minister Schulze visits Kyiv Internal link

At her meeting with government ministers in Kyiv she assured the country that Germany will provide continued civilian support to address the consequences of the war and the foundations for the reconstruction of a free Ukraine.

Federal Development Minister Svenja Schulze at the meeting of the G7 development ministers in Berlin

19 May 2022 Global Alliance for Food Security launched Internal link

The G7 Development Ministers agreed today to launch a Global Alliance for Food Security as a way to combat the hunger crisis that is threatening the world.

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Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Putin's war against Ukraine is causing immeasurable suffering, millions of people are fleeing. We are helping to alleviate acute suffering and at the same time create prospects for the people in and from Ukraine. The war in the breadbasket of the world also has a dramatic impact on global nutrition. We will now do everything we can to prevent further famines.
Svenja Schulze Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
Symbolic image: outlines of people, overcoming gender boundaries

Feminist development policy Internal link

The BMZ is comprehensively committed to the equal participation by all people in social, political and economic life – regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, skin colour, disability or other traits.

Flooding in Mozambique

GERMANY’S G7 PROPOSAL Global Shield against Climate Risk Internal link

Due to climate change, extreme weather events like heavy flooding or droughts are becoming increasingly more frequent. Poor and vulnerable people and countries need to get better protection against these climate-related risks. They are calling on the industrialised countries for support. The G7 countries have therefore agreed to set up a Global Shield against Climate Risks.

A woman shows the result after pounding millet on a smallholder farm in Ishiara, Kenya.

Food security Eradicating hunger – ensuring food security Internal link

The right to food is a human right. All states and governments have a duty to make this right, enshrined in international law, a reality for their citizens. “Living without hunger – transforming agricultural and food systems” is the core theme of Germany's commitment and it places food security at the centre of international cooperation.

Logo of Germany's G7 Presidency 2022

Group of 7 Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022 Internal link

On 1 January 2022, Germany assumed the presidency of the Group of 7 (G7). This is an opportunity to expand the traditionally strong role played by development policy concerns in the G7 circle.

Leadership of the ministry

Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Svenja Schulze Internal link

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Niels Annen, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Niels Annen Internal link

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Bärbel Kofler, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Dr Bärbel Kofler Internal link

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jochen Flasbarth Internal link

State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development