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Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns new wave of brutal violence by Syrian Government and announces further sanctions

Aug 2, 2011 | GermanyUN

The German Government demands that President Assad put an immediate end to violence against peaceful demonstrators. Only an immediate turnaround, serious dialogue and a willingness to reform can prevent even greater bloodshed.

Statement by Ambassador Berger on the Human Right to Water&Sanitation in the General Assembly

Jul 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

The last 12 months have witnessed the recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation that are derived from the right to an adequate standard of living at the United Nations, first in the General Assembly and then in the Human Rights Council in Geneva

Text of Resolution 2000 (2011) on UNOCI as adopted by the Security Council

Jul 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity of Côte d’Ivoire, and recalling the importance of the principles of good-neighbourliness, non-interference and regional cooperation

Security Council Press Statement on the" Lord's Resistance Army"

Jul 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the ongoing attacks carried out by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) across central Africa, which pose a continuing threat to regional security

Text of Resolution 1998 (2011) on Children in Armed Conflict as adopted by the Security Council

Jul 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

Calling on all parties to armed conflicts to comply strictly with the obligations applicable to them under international law for the protection of children in armed conflict, including those contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocol on the involvement of Children in armed conflict,  as well as the Geneva Conventions of 12th August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977