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5 young women and men represent Germany at the Y 20 summit in Sydney from 12 to 15 July 2014 and make the voice of the young generation heard in the deliberations of the G 20 forum of the 20 most important global economies of which Australia has the presidency in 2014.
Y20 Australia 2014
With Peter Ruhenstroth-Bauer, State Secretary (ret.), Germany has a prominent participant at this year’s City2Surf on the 10th of August in Sydney. But his participation is not just about a sporting achievement, he is mainly running for a good cause: the German initiative “Gesicht Zeigen!” against xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and extremism which hopes to raise funds...
Event note: "An Australian War Requiem"
"August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.To honour this important anniversary and that of the Gallipoli campaign, the Sydney University Graduate Choir has commissioned composer and Music Director Christopher Bowen OAM to write an Australian War Requiem. The composition is inspired by letters between soldiers at the front and their mothers at home."
"An Australian War Requiem" will be premiered in the Sydney Town Hall at 3.00pm on Sunday, 10 August 2014 and is co-sponsored by the German Consulate General in Sydney.
The Federal Ministry of Finance is issuing a postage stamp bearing the words “Germany Football World Champions 2014”. Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble said: “Germany has won the 2014 football World Cup – a remarkable success which we are celebrating by issuing a special commemorative stamp.
World Cup Winners Stamp
Having assumed office on 28th March 2014, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has hosted the first reception for the Diplomatic Corps on 25th June 2014, including the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.
New Governor-General welcomes Diplomatic Corps
The German Embassy Canberra will support this year’s Climate Zone Quiz in Vanuatu with 20,000 €. In context of the energy and climate fund of the German Federal Government, the embassy is able to promote specific projects on the political, economic, social and scientific level within the bilateral climate dialogue and, thus, to encourage a transformation towards low-carbon economic systems. The 2014 Vanuatu Climate Zone Quiz is an education programme which is styled as a televised educational “game show” wherein students from all over Vanuatu come together and compete to demonstrate their knowledge on science, impacts and adaptation solutions to climate change.
On 20 May 2014 Foreign Minister Steinmeier opened "Review 2014" in a conference
"What is wrong with German foreign policy?" Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked this question when opening "Review 2014" on 20 May 2014.
Review 2014 - Opening Conference
The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.
Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall