International Law and Human Rights

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Straesser on World Refugee Day

20.06.2014 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of World Refugee Day and the publication of the UNHCR annual report on refugees, Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issue...

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...