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Statement by Ambassador Wittig on the 2010 Report of the Peacebuilding Commission in the General Assembly

Mar 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

Strengthening the peacebuilding agenda, enhancing its impact in the field and providing continued support to the peacebuilding efforts in Burundi, the Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone were at the core of the Commission’s work in 2010. In September 2010, the Commission made Liberia the fifth country on the agenda responding to a request from the Security Council on behalf of the Government of Liberia.

Statement by Ambassdor Wittig on UNAMA in the Security Council

Mar 17, 2011 | GermanyUN

Afghanistan is a national foreign policy priority for the German government. We consider it an honor to be holding the pen in this important Security Council dossier for the next two years and we look forward to working with you – in support of Afghanistan. We thank our Turkish predecessors for their valuable work and their continuous commitment, particularly in the field of regional cooperation.

Foreign Minister Westerwelle and UN Special Representative agree on protection of children in armed conflicts

Mar 17, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle met yesterday (16 March) in Berlin with Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the UN General Secretary, for an exchange of opinions. The topics discussed...

Speaking points by Ambassador Berger at the ECOSOC BWI Spring Meeting on MDGs

Mar 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

Financing for development still remains a crucial challenge for achieving the MDGs until 2015. It implies that donor countries need to honour their international commitments, including goals such as the spending of 0.7 % of our gross national income for official development assistance until 2015

Human Rights Commissioner meets United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Mar 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Markus Löning, will today meet the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, in Geneva. Their t...