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German statement at the Annual Session of the UNWomen Executive Board Meeting

Jun 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

Women’s Rights are Human Rights. Their integration into national and international agendas requires continued attention and we encourage UN Women to strengthen efforts in this respect. We are fully supportive of the mandate of UN Women to assist the UN system as a whole to progress more effectively and efficiently toward the goal of achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment and rights.  

Briefing session on Youth and Armed Conflict in the German Permanent Mission

Jun 23, 2011 | GermanyUN & DESA

Listening to youth in armed conflict The world is still a dangerous place for children. It is estimated that approximately 300,000 armed children and youths are living in conflict zones, half of th...

Germany celebrates 60 years as a member of UNESCO Ceremony with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Minister of State Cornelia Pieper

Jun 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly of the German Commission for UNESCO, which is being held in Berlin on 23 and 24 June, will celebrate Germany’s 60th anniversary as a member of UNESCO. The ceremony which is taking...

Statement by Ambassador Wittig at the 2011 Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board

Jun 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

We express our appreciation for the achievements of the past year. Many important decisions on the future course of UNICEF have been taken. Germany supports the equity- based approach which UNICEF has adopted under Tony Lake’s leadership. This approach provides a more efficient way for UNICEF to contribute to reaching the MDGs. We agree with the Executive Director that a sharper focus on equity is proving essential to delivering results for children.

Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS as adopted by the General Assembly

Jun 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

We, Heads of State and Government and representatives of States and Governments assembled at the United Nations from 8 to 10 June 2011 to review progress achieved in realizing the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS,