German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was a guest at Freie Universität to mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of the United Nations.
Dec 21, 2015
“To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” – that has been the main purpose of the United Nations ever since the organization was founded back in 1945. Now, in 2015, that goal seems to have moved out of reach in light of current global events: Is the world out of joint?
Frank-Walter Steinmeier offered answers in his speech on the international order 70 years after the founding of the United Nations. The German Foreign Minister appealed to nations to shoulder responsibility beyond their own borders.
Who is this man who represents Germany’s interests in other countries, who rushes from one negotiating table to the next, most recently in Iran, Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia – and what does he say about the urgent questions of our times, about crises, wars, terrorism, and the misery of refugees?