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Minister of State Hoyer calls for end to political stalemate in Yemen

May 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

The current protests in Yemen against the government of President Saleh threaten to escalate into a new wave of violence. Yesterday alone, according to multiple sources, security forces shot as many as ten demonstrators dead during violent clashes in the capital city, Sana’a.

Establishment of a German liaison office in Benghazi

May 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle has decided to establish a German liaison office in Benghazi. At the beginning of the week, an experienced diplomat was chosen to head the office. In the next days, a German mission will arrive in Benghazi to clear up all the practical questions involved in the opening of a liaison office.

Human Rights Commissioner condemns use of force against demonstrators in Uganda

May 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

This brutal treatment of people exercising their right to freedom of assembly and freedom to demonstrate is truly shocking. The German Government utterly condemns the use of violence to disperse peaceful protesters.

Today the German Permanent Representative, Mr Peter Wittig, and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, jointly launch the campaign “Protect my school!”

May 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

Children and armed conflict: why schools need better protection Germany & United Nations launch global call for pictures   Today the German Permanent Representative, Mr Peter Wittig, and the UN Spe...

Statement by Ambassador Wittig in the Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

May 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

It is first and foremost the responsibility of each state to protect its civilian population from violence. However, blatant disregard of this obligation may have consequences for those responsible - this is a message that applies not only in Libya. It goes beyond Libya.