International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid on World Humanitarian Day

19.08.2015 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, Christoph Strässer, issued the f...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Office welcomes start of peace talks between the parties to the conflict in South Sudan

06.08.2015 | GermanyUN

In a statement today (6 August), a Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson welcomed the start of peace talks in Addis Ababa on 5 August between the parties to the civil war in South Sudan: "The German Go...

Security Council: Open Debate - Statement by Ambassador Braun on “Peace and Security Challenges Facing Small Islands Developing States"

30.07.2015 | GermanyUN
Botschafter Braun im Sicherheitsrat

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, Distinguished colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Germany applauds the initiative by New Zealand to convene this Open Debate. It offers a rare, b...

ECOSOC: Opening Statement by Ambassador Thoms at Human Rights Council Elections Event

15.07.2015 | GermanyUN

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all I would like to thank Amnesty International, Botswana, Brazil and the Netherlands for organizing today's panel. It is already the second time that Ger...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the 70th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations

26.06.2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (26 June) to mark the 70th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations being signed: "Seventy years after it was founde...