On 8 June 2018, Germany was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. This is the sixth time that the country has assumed major responsibility for peace and security in this function.
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Small arms are lethal: they cause most deaths in armed conflicts. In East Africa, the German Government has been working for more than eight years to combat the proliferation of illegal small arms.
By means of the Berlin Process, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas seek to support the peace efforts of the UN Special Representative to bring about an end to the conflict in Libya. A conference of Heads of State and Government is now to be held in Berlin.
Since July 2019, Iran has begun to roll back the implementation of its obligations under the JCPoA to an ever increasing extent. Germany, France and the UK have now triggered the Dispute Resolution Mechanism envisaged by the JCPoA. Their objective is to preserve the Agreement.
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