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Presentation of the publicy endorsed textile label "Green Button" with (from left to right) Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Chairman of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD), Thomas Linemayr, Chairman of the Management Board of Tchibo GmbH, Antje von Dewitz, Managing Director of VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG and Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller

Minister Gerd Müller introduces the "Green Button", a publicly endorsed textile label

09.09.2019 - Today, German Development Minister Gerd Müller introduced the Green Button, a publicly endorsed textile certification mark. For the launch, 27 companies are already signed up. Another 26 companies are currently going through the process of scrutiny. Minister Müller: "With the Green Button label we are setting a high standard and we are showing that fair supply chains are possible. After today no one will be able to deny that any more. All the companies that have signed up to the new certification are proof."  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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