Peace and security
Together with its partners, Germany champions peace, security, democracy, and human rights the world over.
At a glance
The central objective of German foreign policy is to ensure peace and security in the world. The basic coordinates of its actions include the country’s comprehensive integration into multilateral structures for cooperation.
Partner in the world
Efforts to safeguard human rights world-wide is a cornerstone of German foreign policy. Moreover, the country is strongly involved in development cooperation and in acute crisis situations provides humanitarian assistance world-wide.
Federal government expands humanitarian aid
Germany is the world’s second-largest state donor of aid. (billions of euros)
Facts and figures
3.2 billion euros
Humanitarian aid provided by the Federal Foreign Office in 2022 for people in need.
3.5 billion euros
Investment provided for food security by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2022.
5.3 billion euros
Funding provided for the United Nations system by the Federal Government in 2021.
226 foreign embassies and consulates
Around 12,000 people work for the Foreign Service of the Federal Government.