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56th CSW on Rural Women: EU General Statement

Mar 15, 2012 | GermanyUN

As delivered Madame Chair, I am speaking on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. EU strongly regrets that no agreement was found today on the agreed conclusions on rural women. ...

Children and Armed Conflict: Statement by Ambassador Wittig

Mar 14, 2012 | GermanyUN

In its first ever verdict the International Criminal Court today found Thomas Lubanga "guilty of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 years." The recruitment of children constitutes...

Human Rights Commissioner appalled by Amnesty report on Syria

Mar 14, 2012 | GermanyUN

According to an Amnesty International report, the Assad regime in Syria systematically tortures opposition activists and critics of the regime. The report is based on numerous accounts given by tortur...

Security Council: Foreign Minister Westerwelle on "Threats to international peace and security: Change in the Middle East"

Mar 12, 2012 | GermanyUN

(Security Council: Speech as delivered by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on „Threats to international peace and security: Change in the Middle East: challenges and opportunities for peace and security“)...

Remarks to the Press: Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Middle East

Mar 12, 2012 | GermanyUN

(near verbatim transcript of remarks to the press by Foreign Minister Westerwelle ahead of a Security Council meeting on the Middle East) Westerwelle: Meine Damen und Herren, wir haben heute eine wi...