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Speech by Ambassador Wittig commemorating the Holocaust

Jan 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

66 years ago, almost to the day, on 27th January 1945 allied troops finally reached the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When the soldiers entered the camp, they discovered the unspeakable atrocities committed under the command of German Nazis

Statement by Ambassador Berger on Occasion of the Launching of OCHAs Annual Plan and Budget for 2011

Jan 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

2010 was a year of unprecedented humanitarian mega-crises: OCHA and the humanitarian community were challenged in a way the world has never seen before. Also OCHA was stretched to the limit and had to prove its capacities to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance to millions of people. Under often catastrophic circumstances, OCHA did well - and that is why it deserves our continued strong support

Germany assumes chair of Security Council bodies

Jan 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

With effect from 5 January 2011, Germany assumed the chair of two important bodies of the United Nations Security Council: the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee. In addition, Germany will be the Security Council’s lead coordinator on Afghanistan.

Responsibility, reliability and commitment - Germany in the UN Security Council

Jan 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

At the start of Germany’s two-year term as a member of the United Nations Security Council, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle today (2 January) issued the following statement:   “Yesterday ...

Video podcast: Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Security Council 2011-2012

Jan 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

In a video podcast on www.diplo.de (German language only), Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement to mark the start of Germany’s non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council on 1 January 2011: