Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.
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Konkurso „Tarptautiniai jaunimo debatai“ X –ajame tarptautiniame finale Prahoje Lietuvos atstovė Eglė Karpauskaitė užėmė antrąją vietą.
Į aistringus debatus tema „Ar dopingo vartojimą valstybiniu mastu skatinančios šalys turėtų būti diskvalifikuojamos iš visų tarptautinių varžybų?“
„Tarptautinių jaunimo debatų“ finalas Prahoje
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”
On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.
Further information is available on the following websites:
Recognition payments for former Soviet prisoners of war
On 21 May 2015, the German Bundestag decided that former Soviet prisoners of war were to receive symbolic recognition payments.
Further details are available here.
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