International Law and Human Rights

German Bundestag: Speech by State Minister Dr. Maria Böhmer on safeguarding UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

18.06.2015 | GermanyUN

Mr President, Fellow members of this House, Bamyan, Timbuktu, Mosul, Nimrud, Ninawa, Hatra, Palmyra, Sana’a. Once proud cultural sites – now the scenes of horrific events. Time and again, we find ou...

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the Yemen talks in Geneva

16.06.2015 | GermanyUN

In Berlin Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on the talks on Yemen beginning in Geneva today (16 June): That the parties to the conflict in Yemen are now for the first time ho...

Press Release: Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on the actions of ISIS and the Assad regime to the north of Aleppo

16.06.2015 | GermanyUN

On 16 June on the margins of his visit to Ukraine, Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following ...

G7 Summit, Schloss Elmau: Leaders Declaration

08.06.2015 | GermanyUN

We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex internati...

G7 Summit, Schloss Elmau: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon remarks at working luncheon for outreach partners

08.06.2015 | GermanyUN

I thank Chancellor Merkel for her wise leadership at this Summit. I am delighted to see so many influential partners here. The United Nations is deeply engaged in the issues we will discuss at this ...