About us

‘‘Jubilee Germany’’ is the biggest development coalition in Germany with 600 supporting organizations out of church, politics and civil society among them national churches, dioceses, development organizations, One-World groups, associations, parishes, and world shops.

Jubilee Germany is involved in a worldwide network of more than 50 comparable campaigns and alliances. All of them refuse to accept that important investments in health care, education and infrastructure in the Global South are rendered impossible by unsustainable debt.

The main focus of our work is the injustice of the current international financial architecture in terms of how critically indebted sovereigns are treated. That it is only on the creditors to decide about conditions, criteria and implementation of debt cancellation is in defiance of the rule of law.

Jubilee Germany wants to achieve…

  • that poor countries can restructure their debt timely and orderly in a fair, sustainable and comprehensive way, when a debt crisis hits, instead of being at their creditors’ mercy
  • that odious debt, which is foreign debt that was created in disrespect of international law standards and frustrates the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, is being cancelled
  • that standards for responsible borrowing and lending are being developed and implemented to stipulate the shared responsibility of creditor and debtor