International Law and Human Rights

Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault to award the Franco German Prize for Human Rights

30.11.2016 | GermanyUN

Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault will award the first Franco‑German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on Thursday, 1 December. The prize pays tribute to 15 individuals from around the...

Press Release: Statement by Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights, on the right to privacy

23.11.2016 | GermanyUN

Dr Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (23 November): I am pleased that the...

Press Release: No peace without women – conference at the Federal Foreign Office on implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325

18.11.2016 | GermanyUN

When it comes to peace and security in the world, what role should and must women play? This and other questions are being discussed today (18 November) at a conference co‑organised by the Federal Mi...

Exhibition on Women and the United Nations in the Atrium of the Federal Foreign Office

25.10.2016 | GermanyUN

On Wednesday, 26 October 2016, Minister of State Maria Böhmer will be opening the exhibition on Women and the United Nations in the Atrium of the Federal Foreign Office. The exhibition showcases wome...

DAAD and UNHCR enable Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Middle East to attend courses of study

24.10.2016 | GermanyUN

In the future, it will be easier for Syrian refugees in Turkey and the Middle East to commence or continue courses of study in the region. This is thanks to a cooperative partnership between the Germa...