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German Government calls for an end to violence and for democratic reforms in Syria

Apr 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

The situation in Syria continues to escalate. According to numerous reports, in the past few days alone dozens of protesters have been killed or injured. Under these circumstances, the German Government calls for an end to violence and for democratic reforms in Syria.

Welcome Address by Ambassador Berger at Side Event “Family Planning – Key to Saving Lives” (44th Session, CPD)

Apr 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

The promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights is one of the key pillars of German development cooperation in the health sector. At last years G8-summit, the German Government pledged additional Mio. 400 € over 5 years for the Muskoka-Initiative to promote mother’s and children’s health.

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomes decision to investigate human rights violations and democratic deficits in Belarus

Apr 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle spoke on the phone this afternoon to his Lithuanian counterpart, Audronius Ažubalis, who is currently also OSCE Chairman-in-Office. They discussed today’s invocation of th...

Human Rights Commissioner outraged at lengthening of prison sentences for Bahá’í leaders in Iran

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Seven former leaders of the Bahá’í religious community in Iran were initially sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment in August 2010. A later decision by the court of appeal to reduce the sentence to ...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls for ban on anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy on 3 April issued the following statement:  “Eve...