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Myanmar: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant human rig...

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Reaffirming that States Members of the United Nations have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and to fulfil the obligations that they hav...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls on Iran to stop using capital punishment

Dec 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to Amnesty International, the number of executions in Iran has risen significantly in 2011 compared to the previous year. Iran claims that most of the victims are suspected drug traffickers....

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig on Syria

Dec 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

(Near verbatim transcript of remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig following a Security Council meeting on Syria) "Three days ago we heard a horrific briefing by the High Commissioner of Human ...

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig on Syria

Dec 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

(Near verbatim transcript of remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig, following the briefing by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay, to the Security Council on Syria) "I think it ...