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Peace Mediation in the German Foreign Policy

Support for mediation processes is becoming an increasingly important element of preventive foreign policy. The Federal Government is actively helping at various levels to open channels of dialogue, promote peace negotiations, and ensure that peace agreements are implemented. Mediation is an effective instrument for re-establishing and consolidating peace, which makes it an integral part of conflict prevention.

Overview of the German Foreign Policy on Peace Mediation

Action Plan for Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding of the German Federal Government (2004) (available in German)

Voices from the German Federal Government (in German & English):

Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Foreign Office:

01.06.2016      At the Day of the Peacekeeper to recognize German personnel in international peace operations (in German)

21.04.2016      At the Egon-Bahr-Symposium (in German)

01.03.2016      At the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) in Washington D.C.

29.02.2016      At the UN Security Council in New York for the German Chairpersonship of the OSCE

03.02.2016      'Reasons why the OSCE is indispensible for security in Europe'

14.01.2016      At the Permanent Council of the OSCE to start the German Chairpersonship of the OSCE 2016

12.01.2016      "Kultur des Dialogs - Dialog der Kultur"; At the inaugural event of the German OSCE Chairpersonship 2016 at the German Federal Foreign Office (in German)

12.11.2015      In the Bundestag on the German Chairpersonship of the OSCE 2016 (in German)

14.10.2015      In the Bundestag to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations

02.07.2015      In front of the Permanent Council of the OSCE in Vienna (in German)

19.03.2015      "Stell Dir vor, es ist Krieg…" - At the Working Group for Peace and Conflict Studies (in German)

06.02.2015      At the Bundestag on the implementation report on the Federal Action Plan on Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building (in German)

Federal Minister of State, Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, Federal Foreign Office:

24.11.2014       Welcoming remarks at the conference 'Germany as Mediator - Peace Mediation and Mediation Support in German Foreign Policy‘

Federal Minister of State, Dr. Michael Roth, Federal Foreign Office:

10.05.2016      At the High-Level Plenary Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York 

Federal President Joachim Gauck:

10.02.2015       Bellevue Forum "Experts for Peace - Germany's civilian contribution to international conflict resolution"

Parliamentary State Secretary, Thomas Silberhorn, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

07.05.2014       'Neue Wege der Friedensförderung‘ Welcoming Remarks at the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum