Recent Press Releases of BMZ


20.02.2019 Ministers Müller and Heil advocate fair supply chains

The fifth Forum for the Future on "Making globalisation fair" on 20 February, to be held at the German Development Ministry, will focus on corporate responsibility for sustainable supply chains. Following an opening speech by Development Minister...  >>


30.01.2019 World Bank Group and Germany Announce Enhanced Collaboration on Africa Development Projects

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12.12.2018 Germany helps developing countries and emerging economies implement climate targets

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Environment Ministry announced at the Climate Change Conference in Katowice that Germany will be supporting the global partnership for implementing NDCs with a...  >>


30.10.2018 German Development Ministry expands reform partnerships, launches negotiations with Ethiopia, Morocco and Senegal

On 30 October, German Development Minister Gerd Müller launched negotiations with Ethiopia, Morocco and Senegal on reform partnerships. He announced the plans at the G20 Investment Summit in Berlin organised by the German-African Business Association...  >>


12.04.2018 Markus Grübel zum Beauftragten für weltweite Religionsfreiheit berufen

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...  >>


23.01.2018 Germany and Senegal open migration advice centre in Dakar

Development State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn today will open the new German centre for jobs, migration and reintegration in Senegal's capital Dakar. Alongside services for returnees, staff also provide information for local people on the employment...  >>


23.11.2017 Maria Furtwängler and Gerd Müller call for an end to violence against girls and women

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,...  >>


14.11.2017 One year of the NDC Partnership: new members and more funds for climate action at COP23

At the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the global NDC Partnership is celebrating its first anniversary and welcoming new members: the Asian and Caribbean Development Banks announced that they would...  >>


14.11.2017 Global Partnership to provide more financial protection against climate risks

An international initiative aimed at providing insurance to 400 more million poor and vulnerable people by 2020 moved into a higher gear with the announcement of additional funding and many more partners. The InsuResilience Global Partnership for...  >>


06.11.2017 UN Climate Change Conference begins: Germany supports developing countries in climate change adaptation

The German government opened the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn by announcing an additional 100 million euros to support developing countries in climate change adaptation. The Federal Environment Ministry has pledged 50 million euros to the...  >>