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Germany steps up its international efforts for family planning

12.11.2019 - On the occasion of the World Population Summit in Nairobi, the BMZ has announced that it will step up its activities on family planning and that it will help set up new maternity centres in Cameroon, Malawi and Niger. German Development Minister Gerd Müller commented: "As development policymakers, we [...] have to contribute towards reducing birth rates. We will only be able to make that happen if women can choose how many children they want to have. This requires gender equality, education and health care. We are investing in all these things on the ground." more

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Rethinking Trade Facilitation – Speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Norbert Barthle at the High-Level Forum of the German Alliance for Trade Facilitation

09.09.2019 - Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to welcome you to the first High-Level Forum of the German Alliance for Trade Facilitation here at the Museum for Communication in Berlin. The venue for our meeting is quite fitting, for communication – the process by which information is exchanged between individuals, even over long distances and across frontiers – is a basic human need and a key precondition for our modern way of life.  more

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