Foreign Policy Issues
Germany's Foreign Policy
Recognizing political and humanitarian crises as early as possible and taking appropriate action is a key goal of German foreign policy. Our bilateral and international commitments are mutually complementary: we see decisions at the United Nations flanking humanitarian aid efforts and strengthening international law as much a priority as fostering international understanding through our cultural relations policy.
Human rights policy is the responsibility of all policymakers in Germany: there can be no “human rights-free zones” either in foreign policy, security policy or in any other policy field.
Germany’s human rights policy
Humanitarian aid is designed to help people in dire need as a result of natural disasters, epidemics, armed conflict or internal unrest. Providing emergency aid for people in dire need as a result of natural disasters, epidemics, armed conflict or internal unrest is one of the Federal Foreign Office's top priorities.