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Statement by Parliamentary State Secretary Kopp of the Ministry of Economic Development at the 2011 ECOSOC High-Level Segment in Geneva

Oct 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

Honorable Chair, Gentlemen and Ladies, • We expressly welcome the initiative of the UN Economic and Social Council to make the topic “Education and Development” the topical focus of this year’s High...

Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict - Conclusions on children and armed conflict in Iraq

Oct 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

1.        At its 31st meeting, on 22 June 2011, the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict examined the first report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (S/2011/366),...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle meets Forum Menschenrechte (Human Rights Forum)

Oct 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Human Rights Commissioner Markus Löning met Forum Menschenrechte (Human Rights Forum) representatives at the Federal Foreign Office yesterday. Forum M...

Minister of State Hoyer condemns continued detention of political prisoners in Belarus

Sep 30, 2011 | GerrmanyUN

Over the past few days there have been several reports about the bad conditions political prisoners in Belarus have to endure. The detainees are generally also denied contact with their lawyers, relat...

Human Rights Commissioner calls for death penalty against Iranian pastor to be lifted

Sep 29, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to various sources, Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for apostasy (abandonment of religious belief). An Iranian court has requested the clergyman to recant his Ch...