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Ambassador Thiedemann talks about Europe

Ambassador's Lecture "Facing Europe's Challenges 2017"

In an address at the National Centre for Research on Europe at Canterbury Universität in Christchurch on March 3, Ambassador Thiedemann shared his views on the challenges Europe is facing today. The Ambassador spoke about the Brexit, migration, the Euro, global terrorism and other international developments.

Ambassador Thiedemann Lecture Facing Europe's Challenges [pdf, 459.01k] (complete lecture).

Global Media Forum 2017

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2017

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The Deutsche Welle is staging the 10th Global Media Forum in Bonn from 19 to 21 June 2017.

The conference, which is supported by the German Foreign Office, will have "Identity and Diversity" as its theme. Media representatives from around the globe - among them many from Deutsche Welle's partners - will have a chance to discuss topics such as the blurring boundaries between our professional, national, family and private identities, increasing isolation and fear of the unknown and the role of the media and politicians in promoting diversity.

The forum is conducted in English and participants from over 130 countries are expected to attend.

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"Farming for Biodiversity" Competition

Business man with a flowerpot Enlarge image Taking care (© dpa/pa/Design Pics) Solution Search: Farming for Biodiversity is looking to identify and reward the most promising approaches to conserving biodiversity on agricultural lands. You could win up to $30,000 with additional side prizes for community/social impact, food security/nutrition impact, biodiversity impact and water impact. All finalists will attend a capacity-building workshop and awards ceremony in New York, NY, USA, with some of the biggest names in conservation and development.

Beyond that, we will offer in-country campaigning and technical trainings to help replicable solutions reach scale. Your idea could reach thousands of communities worldwide and help inform UN policy processes!

For more information, please click here .


Global Climate Conference (COP) 2017 in Bonn

Increasing desertification is becoming a growing global concern. The Global Climate Conference 2017 (Conference of the Parties - COP) will take place in Germany.  International diplomats, politicians ...

Launch of Electric Car Sharing in Wellington

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The promotion of electric mobility is a priority of the German Federal Government. It was a fitting event on 12 December that launched the MEVO Car-Share-On-Demand in Wellington, which uses a number of snazzy German AUDI A3 electric vehicles.

MEVO CEO Erik Zydervelt, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Ambassador Gerhard Thiedemann marked this significant step toward a cutting-edge, climate-conscious Smart City Wellington.

25 January 2017 - A Successful Open Day on the RV SONNE in Auckland

"The Germans have the toys, we have the sandpits, so they come down and play here with us” – that's how a New Zealand oceanologist the work by the German research vessel SONNE in the Pacific region in a talk on TVNZ.

Current Affairs & News

Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

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Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

German News Service - Discover Germany firsthand

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The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.