The All Party Parliamentary Group for Population and Development

The overarching goal of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Population and Development (APPG) is to strengthen the political and financial commitment of the Bundestag and the Federal Government to implement the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The areas of health (SDG 3) and gender equality (SDG 5) are the focus.The APPG is of great importance to our political work in Germany. Since 2003, this cross-party and cross-committee body has been working on the interconnections between international development, health, poverty, and human rights. Members of the Bundestag are thus committed to advocating for Germany’s increased engagement in global health, including SRHR, neglected diseases and women’s health and rights and play a significant role in ensuring these topics are high on the parliamentary agenda.

Objectives of the APPG

The APPG supports the implementation of the Action Programme of the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, which was adopted by the international community in 1994.

DSW’s political work

To support young people and communities in low- and middle-income countries, give them access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, fight poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to convince all decision-makers at all levels. We are working hard at local, national and international levels to advance this agenda.

Members of the APPG in the 20th legislature


Gabriela Heinrich (SPD)

Chair of the APPG

Knut Gerschau (FDP)

Co-chair of the APPG

Dr. Georg Kippels (CDU)

Co-chair of the APPG

Cornelia Möhring (Die Linke)

Co-chair of the APPG

Kordula Schulz-Asche (Bündnis 90/Grüne)

Co-chair of the APPG

Members in the 20th legislature 

Stephan Albani (CDU)

Olaf in der Beek (FDP)

Fabian Funke (SPD)

Dr. Christoph Hoffmann (FDP)

Dr. Bärbel Kofler (SPD)

Max Lucks (Bündnis 90/Grüne)

Till Mansmann (FDP)

Susanne Menge (Bündnis 90/Grüne)

Claudia Moll (SPD)

Tina Rudolph (SPD)

Ulle Schauws (Bündnis 90/Grüne)

Derya Türk-Nachbaur (SPD)

Prof. Dr. Andrew Ullmann (FDP)

Johannes Wagner (Bündnis 90/Grüne)

Join the APPG! 

By becoming a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Population and Development, Members of Parliament can make an important contribution to Germany’s international cooperation and engagement for global health and gender equality!

Jan Kreutzberg, Executive Director, DSW