Recent Press Releases of BMZ


17.10.2020 World Bank Annual Meeting: Minister Müller initiates climate-friendly investments to overcome economic crisis in developing countries

German Development Minister Gerd Müller is attending today's Annual Meeting of the World Bank in his capacity as the Governor for Germany. He stated that "the COVID-19 crisis is having devastating effects on developing countries. Millions of people...  >>


16.10.2020 World Bank Annual Meeting: Minister Müller backs debt relief proposal

On the occasion of the World Bank Annual Meeting, German Development Minister Gerd Müller stated: "The COVID-19 crisis is hitting the poorest countries hardest. Global hunger has been halved since 1990; yet, this year alone, 130 million people will...  >>


14.10.2020 Achieving prosperity through trade – Deutsche Post DHL Group and German Development Ministry will promote e-commerce in developing countries and emerging economies

Helping small and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries gain access to global markets – that is the goal behind the cooperation between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the logistics company Deutsche Post...  >>


12.10.2020 Minister Müller on world food situation: "A world without hunger is possible – we need a green agricultural revolution."

At the start of World Food Week, German Development Minister Gerd Müller will be presenting studies from two of the world's leading research institutes on how to end the global hunger crisis. Minister Müller: "Our planet has the resources to feed 10...  >>


09.10.2020 The Nobel peace prize this year goes to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Commenting on the choice, German Development Minister Gerd Müller said: "The decision to award this year's Nobel peace prize to the UN World Food Programme is splendid. As the Nobel Committee rightly pointed out, conflicts lead to hunger and hunger...  >>


07.10.2020 World Bank poverty and shared prosperity report – Minister Müller says: "COVID-19 is stopping progress made in the fight against poverty and hunger, pushing 115 million more people into extreme poverty"

Today the World Bank's biennial poverty and shared prosperity report will be published. The number of poor people worldwide has fallen considerably since 1990. Nevertheless, according to the latest figures, in 2017 there were still 689 million people...  >>


02.10.2020 Minister Müller pays tribute to Baba Sheikh, late spiritual leader of the Yazidi community: "He was a peacemaker"

"Baba Sheikh was a true peacemaker. I had the chance to talk with the spiritual leader of the Yazidi community in northern Iraq two years ago. I was deeply impressed by his courageous work – against opposition and centuries-old traditions – for the...  >>


30.09.2020 Minister Gerd Müller welcomes COVAX commitment, says we must not leave developing countries to fend for themselves in the fight against COVID-19

Today at a United Nations meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a further commitment in support of the COVAX vaccination platform. COVAX seeks to make vaccines accessible and affordable for all countries. German Development Minister Gerd...  >>


30.09.2020 UN Summit on Biodiversity: Minister Müller announces establishment of international Legacy Landscapes Fund

On the occasion of the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity on 30 September, German Development Minister Gerd Müller announced the establishment of an international Legacy Landscapes Fund  that is intended to secure sustainable financing for...  >>


14.09.2020 Tropical Forest Day on 14 September

Tropical Forest Day on 14 September is an opportunity to draw international attention to the destruction of rainforests. Since 1990, an estimated 420 million hectares of forest have been lost – an area nearly as big as the EU. The loss of original...  >>