Recent Press Releases of BMZ


16.07.2019 UN Sustainability Forum: jointly focusing on climate change and inequalities

In today's ministerial segment of the UN Sustainability Forum in New York, Germany called for a stronger focus on social inequalities and climate change. Dr Maria Flachsbarth: "By means of instruments such as climate risk insurance schemes or social...  >>


11.07.2019 "Global population growth one of the biggest challenges of our times" says Minister Müller on World Population Day

Minister Müller said, "Global population growth is one of the biggest challenges of our times. Today, 380,000 babies will be born. The earth's population is growing by 80 million people each year; that is as many people as the entire population of...  >>


07.07.2019 Minister Müller visits Brazil: "The protection of tropical forests and the climate can only be achieved through joint efforts"

Today German Development Minister Gerd Müller is leaving for a short week's trip to Brazil. The largest and most populous country in Latin America is an important global partner of the German government. The focus of the visit will be on the...  >>


26.06.2019 SAP and BMZ join forces to create more jobs in the digital sector in Africa

German software company SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the IT sector in ten African countries. The collaboration, which was...  >>


26.06.2019 BMZ budget for 2020 to remain stable – development ministry will share in the national climate fund for the first time

German Development Minister Gerd Müller, commenting on the draft budget for 2020 presented in the cabinet today, said: "The development budget for 2020 will remain stable – meaning that we and our partners will be able to carry on with the important...  >>


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...  >>