Germany has been a member of the United Nations for 50 years. Involvement in the United Nations (UN) is a cornerstone of German foreign policy. Germany also works to strengthen the international order on the basis of the Charter of the United Nations.
The central challenges of our time – security and non-proliferation; environment and climate change; sustainable development and human rights – require global solutions, and for many of them, the United Nations is indispensable.
The United Nations is not only found overlooking the East River or Lake Geneva. The UN is also located in Germany! The German city Bonn is the main UN location with over 1000 UN staff members are active especially in development and environmental policies.
The European Union works closely with the UN on a number of issues from human rights to sustainable development. The EU has enhanced observer status at the UN.