Recent Press Releases of BMZ


26.02.2020 Development Minister Müller suspends cooperation with Myanmar after visit to Rohingya refugee camp

On the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, Development Minister Gerd Müller visited the largest Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong. Development Minister Gerd Müller said, "I am deeply moved by the plight of the Rohingya. Such ethnic cleansings...  >>


24.02.2020 Minister Müller's visit to Bangladesh and India to focus on working conditions in textiles sector and fighting child labour

Development Minister Gerd Müller left today on a visit to Bangladesh and India. His visit will focus on working conditions within global delivery chains, in particular in the textiles sector, on fighting child labour on the Indian sub-continent and...  >>


03.02.2020 On the eve of his tour of Nigeria, Sudan and Egypt, Development Minister Gerd Müller announces "We are strengthening our initiatives in the Sahel region and surrounding countries."

German Development Minister Gerd Müller will be visiting Nigeria, Egypt and Sudan between 3 and 7 February. Before departing on his tour, Minister Müller said, "In the Sahel region and surrounding countries, the challenges facing our neighbouring...  >>


17.12.2019 Minister Müller commenting on the Global Refugee Forum: additional support needed for children in crisis countries

On 17 and 18 December 2019, the first Global Refugee Forum for more effective support for refugees and host countries is taking place in Geneva. At the Forum, the German Development Ministry (BMZ) will be announcing new measures to support displaced...  >>


15.12.2019 "A disappointing outcome" – German Development Minister Gerd Müller on the conclusion of the global climate conference in Madrid

German Development Minister Gerd Müller: "Madrid was disappointing and still it is up to the countries to take action. The industrialised countries have long since decided to fulfil their pledge of 100 billion for adaptation measures in the...  >>


19.11.2019 Minister Müller on the G20 Africa summit: Our offer for the private sector stands

Commenting on the Africa summit taking place today with high-level representatives from twelve African countries, Development Minister Gerd Müller said: "At the last Africa summit one year ago we announced our intention of stepping up our support for...  >>


18.11.2019 Minister Müller announces launch of Africa Cloud initiative

The German Development Ministry (BMZ) has today announced seven flagship digital projects in Africa. The Development Ministry is investing nearly 270 million euros in over 200 digital projects in Africa. Development Minister Gerd Müller commented,...  >>


12.11.2019 Germany steps up its international efforts for family planning

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...  >>


17.10.2019 Minister Müller calls for continued World Bank focus on climate action and Africa

On the occasion of the World Bank Annual Meetings, German Development Minister Gerd Müller stated: "Global climate action, support for crisis regions and action to tackle hunger and poverty, especially in Africa – when it comes to addressing...  >>


15.10.2019 "Food situation in crisis regions alarming" says Minister Gerd Müller on World Food Day 2019

German Development Minister Gerd Müller: "For the past three years, the number of people in the world who are suffering from hunger has been growing again and has now reached 820 million. This is a setback after decades of success in reducing hunger....  >>