Global Perspectives | Conference | 28. August 2019

Germany’s Global Responsibility

Interim Result of the Membership in the UN Security Council




The United Nations Association of Germany and the Global Perspectives Initiative invite you to the evening discussion on “Germany’s global Responsibility – Interim Result of the Membership in the UN Security Council”. Together with Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Franziska Brantner and other experts, we will take stock of Germany’s membership in the UN Security Council. The discussion will be moderated by Elisabeth Niejahr, chief reporter of Wirtschaftswoche.

Since January 2019, Germany is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and chaired the Council in April 2019. More political participation for women and better protection against sexual violence in conflict regions are the main foci of Germany’s membership.

Following extensive negotiations, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2467 on the protection against sexual violence in conflict zones on 23 April, which was introduced by Germany. Through this initiative, the Federal Government reaffirmed the importance of the Women, Peace and Security agenda as a core concern of Germany at the United Nations. Since then, the implementation and political consequences of Resolution 2467 are subjects of intensive debates.

We want to reflect upon Germany’s engagement in the Security Council and discuss how the Federal Government can demonstrate global responsibility and strengthen the role of women as peacekeepers and protect them in times of conflict.

Speakers:

  • Ralph Achenbach, Managing Director and Country Representative Germany International Rescue Committee
  • Dr Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Parliament, Parliamentary Manager and European Policy Spokeswoman Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
  • Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Ambassador Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Varwick, Chair of International Relations and European Policy, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Moderation:

  • Elisabeth Niejahr, Chief Reporter Wirtschaftswoche

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Event Location:
Leibniz Saal der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Leibniz Saal der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstraße 22/23
10117 Berlin

Partner:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. 

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Daniel Wegner, Project Management
d.wegner@globalperspectives.org


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