Recent Press Releases of BMZ


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...  >>


05.10.2017 Germany and UfM join forces to tackle unemployment and promote trade in the Mediterranean

Committed to deepening their cooperation to promote job creation, trade and integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region, Sudqi Al-Omoush, Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State...  >>


21.09.2017 Reconstruction after heavy monsoon rainfall in Bangladesh

In response to the devastation caused by unusually heavy monsoon rainfall and storms in Bangladesh, the German Development Ministry will provide assistance for reconstruction. Development Minister Gerd Müller said, "Germany will help some 9,000 small...  >>


11.09.2017 German know-how for Africa's agriculture: Minister Müller and Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences agree on support for young professionals from Africa

In future, 25 young professionals from the agricultural sector in Africa will be given the opportunity to deepen their expertise on value chains in the agricultural sector in a post-graduate programme at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of...  >>