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German Federal Foreign Office brings “Germany in the UN Security Council” exhibition to Freie Universität in the Henry Ford Building / Vernissage on January 21 and finissage on January 30

№ 010/2020 from Jan 14, 2020

A temporary exhibition in the Henry Ford Building on Freie Universität Berlin’s campus draws attention to the United Nations Security Council and Germany’s two-year membership from 2019 to 2021. From January 21 to 30 visitors can find out more about the important work the Security Council does and the special topics and goals that the German delegates have brought to the table. Part of the exhibition in fact includes a replica of the large horseshoe-shaped negotiating table from the UN Security Council Chamber in New York. The exhibition, entitled “#strongerUNited: Germany in the UN Security Council,” opens on January 21, 2020, as part of the “FUN DAY” events at Freie Universität. First, institutions and initiatives that deal with topics related to the United Nations and human rights at Freie Universität will introduce themselves. Afterwards, different speakers will give talks on Germany’s membership on the council, as well as career paths at the Federal Foreign Office and the United Nations. The exhibition comes to a close on January 30 with a public simulation of a UN Security Council meeting led by Freie Universität’s Model United Nations Program team of students. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge. No advance registration is required.

Background information:

Ever since the United Nations was founded in 1945, the Security Council has served as a one of its strongest instruments for preserving international peace and security. The UN Security Council’s task is to identify threats to world peace, suggest measures to counter such threats, and decide on a course of action. The council consists of delegates from 15 countries with five permanent members and ten non-permanent members. Germany has served on the council six times. Its current two-year membership began on January 1, 2019.

Time and Location of the Exhibition

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, to Thursday, January 30, 2020
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Second floor foyer, Henry Ford Building, Freie Universität Berlin, Garystraße 35, 14195 Berlin

  • #beUNactive! – Institutions and university initiatives introduces themselves
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Opening event:
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Closing event:
    Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 4:20 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Further Information

Detailed program of opening and closing events (in German)



Sabine Hertel, University Library, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-56497, Email: uneu-dok@ub.fu-berlin.de