Learn more about the United Nations, as well as Germany's and Europe's role in the organisation.
On 31 December 2020, Germany’s two-year term as a member of the United Nations Security Council will come to an end. We look back here on two eventful years, ranging from the Berlin Process on Libya and a new political mission in the Sudan to our endeavours against sexual violence.
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.
193 States belong to the United Nations – almost all the States in the world. Together they make policy and negotiate resolutions in several different formats.