The world of work
The world of work
The climate crisis is tougher on women
The climate crisis is tougher on women
All eyes on Lüderitz
All eyes on Lüderitz

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Zwei Frauen stehen an einer Tiefkühltrauhe, eine hält einen Milchbehälter in der Hand Huda Hassan

The wonder of refrigeration

The amazing story of a successful dairywoman, helpful cooling and an enthusiastic community. Out and about in the Somaliland region.
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Andrea Nahles Sonja Och

‘It is essential that migration is fair!’

Interview with Andrea Nahles, Chair of the Executive Board of the German Federal Employment Agency, on skilled migration and the benefits it can have on all sides.
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Zwei Frauen laufen am Strand Pierre-Ives Babelon/stock.adobe.com

Voices of and for women

Women journalists in Iraq speak candidly about what life is like for women in the country.
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Focus on climate change
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‘A big step forward’

Jörg Linke, Head of GIZ’s Competence Centre for Climate Change, explains in an interview with akzente why the outcome of COP28 in Dubai was better than expected.
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Climate change in figures

The global temperature has already increased by 1.1 degrees Celsius since the start of the Industrial Revolution, and it has risen faster in the past 50 years than ever before. Stopping this trend calls for rapid decision-making and a lot of money. Here are some facts about climate change and finance.
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Andreas Villar GIZ

‘Nature conservation and environmental protection are taken seriously here’

Costa Rica is Germany’s ally on climate issues. Ahead of the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference, we talk to Andreas Villar, coordinator of the GIZ Climate and Biodiversity Cluster in Costa Rica.
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The 17 Goals
Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel

An interview with Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Chair of the GIZ Management Board, on the mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda.

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SDG Farbenspektrum

Half-time for the Sustainable Development Goals – Julia Iversen explains where we stand and what this means for international cooperation

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Frauen arbeiten auf einem Feld

Ralf Sanftenberg, Director of the Rural Development and Agriculture Division, talks about the mid-term review of SDG 2 and why he remains confident despite the challenges.

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Omar Alkadamani

Omar Alkadamani fled to Germany from Syria as a child. He knows exactly how important the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ is – for him personally and for every country that strives for a better future.

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Vier Männer auf dem Fahrrad nehmen ein Selfie auf.

Away from the major metropolitan areas of Latin America, one city in Colombia is leading the way to social and climate-friendly mobility with a free public bicycle share scheme that illustrates how the city is on the right track to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities.

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Moving more together: Sport for Development in Africa
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