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09.09.2019 Minister Gerd Müller introduces the "Green Button", a publicly endorsed textile label

9. September 2019 - 10:00
Today, German Development Minister Gerd Müller introduced the Green Button, a publicly endorsed textile certification mark. For the launch, 27 companies are already signed up. Another 26 companies are currently going through the process of scrutiny. Minister Müller: "With the Green Button label we are setting a high standard and we are showing that fair supply chains are possible. After today no one will be able to deny that any more. All the companies that have signed up to the new ...
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29.08.2019 Minister Müller visits Namibia: "It is our task to further strengthen the process of reconciliation"

29. August 2019 - 4:55
German Development Minister Gerd Müller today starts his visit to Namibia in the capital, Windhoek. His visit will focus on talks with the government and a meeting with representatives of the Herero and the Nama. Development Minister Müller said, "Thirty years after becoming independent, Namibia is a stable democracy. And Namibia is a special partner for Germany. We have a historical responsibility for Germany's colonial past in Namibia, and we accept that this means a special ...
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26.08.2019 German Development Minister Müller welcomes investment in fighting global diseases

26. August 2019 - 9:00
German Development Minister Gerd Müller today welcomed the decision to invest in fighting global diseases: "The German Chancellor has announced that Germany will invest one billion euros in the Global Fund over the next three years. Through this effort, we are reinforcing the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund's achievements to date are remarkable: last year, it provided nearly 200 million bed nets to prevent malaria. This has been one factor in the halving of ...
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24.08.2019 German Development Minister Gerd Müller calls for G7 rainforest protection programmeüller fordert ein Regenwaldschutzprogramm der G7-Staaten

24. August 2019 - 0:00
German Development Minister Gerd Müller: "Just sending tweets that the forest is burning does not help anybody. Along with China, the G7 countries are among the world's biggest carbon emitters. At the G7 summit in Elmau in 2015, leaders therefore agreed to invest, from 2020, an annual 100 billion dollars in climate action in the countries most affected by climate change. Now they urgently need to deliver on that promise. Germany will meet its commitment, providing an additional 500 million ...
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14.08.2019 "More involvement in Africa is in Germany's interest" says Minister Müller on his way to visit Central and East Africa

14. August 2019 - 13:00
Development Minister Gerd Müller left today for Central and East Africa. Key topics during his visits to Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya will be investment support, the fight against pandemics as well as climate and environmental protection. "Climate action, raw materials, investments to create more jobs – these are some of the issues that are of great public concern to us in Germany but are likely to be determined in Africa", said Minister Müller before ...
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16.07.2019 UN Sustainability Forum: jointly focusing on climate change and inequalities

16. Juli 2019 - 16:00
In today's ministerial segment of the UN Sustainability Forum in New York, Germany called for a stronger focus on social inequalities and climate change. Dr Maria Flachsbarth: "By means of instruments such as climate risk insurance schemes or social protection systems, the German government is able to strengthen the resilience and active economic participation of people living in our partner countries, including poor and vulnerable people."  ...
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11.07.2019 "Global population growth one of the biggest challenges of our times" says Minister Müller on World Population Day

11. Juli 2019 - 12:00
Minister Müller said, "Global population growth is one of the biggest challenges of our times. Today, 380,000 babies will be born. The earth's population is growing by 80 million people each year; that is as many people as the entire population of Germany. Two thirds of population growth is happening in developing countries."...
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07.07.2019 Minister Müller visits Brazil: "The protection of tropical forests and the climate can only be achieved through joint efforts"

7. Juli 2019 - 22:00
Today German Development Minister Gerd Müller is leaving for a short week's trip to Brazil. The largest and most populous country in Latin America is an important global partner of the German government. The focus of the visit will be on the protection of Brazil's tropical forests and of the world's climate....
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26.06.2019 SAP and BMZ join forces to create more jobs in the digital sector in Africa

26. Juni 2019 - 18:00
German software company SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the IT sector in ten African countries. The collaboration, which was presented in Berlin today by German Development Minister Gerd Müller and by Michael Kleinemeier, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and head of SAP Digital Business Services, targets unemployed university graduates. They will undergo a ...
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26.06.2019 BMZ budget for 2020 to remain stable – development ministry will share in the national climate fund for the first time

26. Juni 2019 - 15:00
German Development Minister Gerd Müller, commenting on the draft budget for 2020 presented in the cabinet today, said: "The development budget for 2020 will remain stable – meaning that we and our partners will be able to carry on with the important work we are doing in crisis and refugee regions and continue our long-term development projects."...
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