MSC 2014

The conference hall at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof during the speech by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (Photo: Kuhlmann).

The 50th Munich Security Conference took place from January 31 to February 2, 2014. Close to twenty heads of state and government and fifty foreign and defense ministers participated in the conference. German President Joachim Gauck opened the MSC with a speech on the afternoon of January 31. The German federal government was represented by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, and Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière. Moreover, among many others, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke at the conference.

Videos of the debates, highlights videos, and photos from the conference are available in our media library. Reports and analyses from the conference from different media can be found under "News" on our homepage. The conference program and the list of participants are available in the right hand column under "MSC 2014". There you can also find information on our 50th conference anniversary, on our book "Towards Mutual Security. Fifty Years of Munich Security Conference", and our "storify" summary of the conference.