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Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Germany's role in the UN-Security Council at the Euro­pean Parliament in Brussels

May 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

This January, Germanybegan its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. From the beginning, our candidacy has been characterized by our desire to be a dependable and reliable partner who can be approached by everyone at all times. We took up our mandate with the aim of ensuring that the position and interests of the European Union get the attention they deserve within the Security Council.

Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy criticizes rulings against former presidential candidates and opposition activists in Belarus

May 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

A court in Minsk today gave suspended multiple-year prison sentences to former presidential candidates Neklyayev and Rymashevsky, as well as four opposition acitivists. Markus Löning, Federal Governme...

Statement by Ambassador Wittig on the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Security Council open debate

May 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

The situation in the DRC has evolved. Through the combined efforts of all stakeholders, progress has been achieved over the last decade, as highlighted by previous speakers. However, serious challenges continue to persist, notably in eastern Congo.

Statement by Ambassador Berger at the 10th Session of the UNPFII on May 18th 2011

May 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

Respecting and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples is a matter the German government takes very seriously and one that we address in our bilateral discussions with countries having indigenous populations.

Human Rights Commissioner criticizes massive human rights violations in Syria

May 13, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Syrian Government’s brutal and arbitrary treatment of peaceful protesters and dissenters is absolutely appalling. The regime is using its power to trample fundamental human and civil rights instead of relying on dialogue and real reforms.