International Law and Human Rights

General Assembly: Statement by Ambassador Thoms on the Responsibility to Protect

08.09.2014 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) "Mr. President, I would like to thank you, the Secretary-General, Professor Welsh and Special Adviser Dieng for this important debate and the report. This informal interactive dial...

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Thoms in Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

08.09.2014 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) "Mr President, Germany aligns itself with the statement presented by the European Union. Allow me to thank today’s speakers for sharing their expertise and insight with us. You ha...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Afghanistan

06.09.2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier was in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 6 September for separate talks with President Hamid Karzai, Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani, the two presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani...

Press Release: Human Rights Commisssioner Straesser on World Humanitarian Day

19.08.2014 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day Christoph Strässer, Member of the German Bundestag and Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Off...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier welcomes agreement on a recount of the presidential election in Afghanistan

13.07.2014 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (13 July) on the fringes of the talks on the Iranian nuclear programme in Vienna:  I welcome the agreement to conduct a full a...