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Human Rights Commissioner calls for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty

Mar 28, 2012 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement yesterday (27 March

Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Statement by Ambassador Wittig

Mar 22, 2012 | GermanyUN

After hosting a so-called “Arria formula meeting” of Security Council members with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria mandated by the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Wittig issued the following state...

22 March 2012: World Water Day

Mar 21, 2012 | GermanyUN

At the start of the 21st century 900 million people – around one seventh of the world po­pu­lation – lack access to clean pot­able water. Some 2.5 billion are with­out basic sanitation facilities. Wa...

Remarks to the press: Ambassador Wittig on Syria

Mar 21, 2012 | GermanyUN

(Near verbatim transcript of remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig after a Security Council meeting on Syria) Wittig:"Germany welcomes that today the Security Council at long last found to a uni...

Group of Friends of the Alliance of Civilisation: Statement by Ambassador Berger

Mar 20, 2012 | GermanyUN

Statement delivered by Ambassador Berger on the occasion of the meeting of the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (as delivered) Mr. High Representative Sampaio,  T...