International Law and Human Rights

UN-Women Executive Board: National Statement on UN-Women's Strategic Plan

17.06.2014 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) "Mr. President, Since its inception, UN Women has moved steadily forward, guided by the principle articulated in the UN Charter- the principle of equal rights of men and women. ...

34th Forum on Global Issues at the Federal Foreign Office: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on Climate Change and Humanitarian Assistance

17.06.2014 | GermanyUN

Excellencies, Members of Parliament, Ladies and gentlemen, Guests, A very warm welcome to the Federal Foreign Office for this 34th Forum on Global Issues! As Federal Government Commissioner for Human...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier congratulates Prince Zeid on his appointment as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

17.06.2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier today (17 June) issued the following statement on the appointment of Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al‑Hussein of Jordan as United Nations High Commissioner for Human ...

ECOSOC World Youth Forum: Statement by Ambassador Thoms at side event entitled “Skilled for excellence and development”

02.06.2014 | GermanyUN

(as prepared for delivery:)   "Excellencies, distinguished delegates, dear Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor and pleasure to welcome all of you to the German House. The German Mission is hostin...

ECOSOC Integration Segment: Statement by Ambassador Thoms on Sustainable Urbanization

29.05.2014 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) Mr. Vice-President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Like many of you, Germany strongly believes in the huge potential of cities. Without their active participation we will not be able to se...