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Foreign Minister Westerwelle expresses thanks for report by UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry into Libya

Jun 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

The UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into Libya has published its first report on its investigations into the human rights situation in Libya. The report is based on the findings of the C...

UN Security Council in June

Jun 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

June 2011 will be an especially busy month for Germany in the Security Council. A whole series of conflict regions such as North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa will once again be on the agenda. In addition, the Federal Foreign Office and Germany’s Mission to the United Nations are heavily involved in preparing for the German Security Council Presidency in July 2011.

Human Rights Commissioner criticizes torture of children and teenagers in Syria

Jun 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

Following the broadcast by Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya of a video showing the signs of brutal torture on the corpse of 13‑year‑old Hamza al‑Khatib, thousands of people took part in demonstrations of sol...

Human Rights Commissioner on fifty years since the founding of Amnesty International

May 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, yesterday (26 May) issued the following statement to mark the fiftieth anniversary o...

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Germany's role in the UN-Security Council at the Euro­pean Parliament in Brussels

May 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

This January, Germanybegan its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. From the beginning, our candidacy has been characterized by our desire to be a dependable and reliable partner who can be approached by everyone at all times. We took up our mandate with the aim of ensuring that the position and interests of the European Union get the attention they deserve within the Security Council.