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Statement by Ambassador Berger on DPKOs Ten year impact study on the implementation of SC RES 1325

Feb 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

·   DPKOs “Ten year impact study on the implementation of SC Resolution 1325” comes very timely and reminds us all that, despite of progress achieved, much remains to be done. ·   During the Security Council’s open debate in October last year – on the 10th anniversary of the resolution – many countries, including Germany, agreed that gaps in implementing the provisions of the resolution unfortunately still exist and committed themselves to actively help to better the situation.

Statement by Ambassador Berger at the 1st regular session of the Executive Board of the UNFPA

Feb 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany enjoys a long-standing, close partnership with UNFPA in our joint effort to work for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The implementation of the Program of Action of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development is one of the major goals of our activities in the health sector.

Statement by Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, Löning, concerning the death of human rights activist David Kato in Uganda

Jan 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

   “I was horrified by the news of David Kato’s brutal murder. David    Kato campaigned for the human rights of sexual minorities in a    highly homophobic society

Human Rights Commissioner Löning praises human rights legislation in the Philippines

Jan 25, 2011 | GermanyUN

Speaking in Manila yesterday (24 January), Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, commended the Philippines for the country’s leading role within the region in ter...

Statement by Ambassador Wittig on Piracy in the Security Council

Jan 25, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany is very concerned about the persistent and indeed growing threat of piracy and armed robbery off Somalia and in the region. The Security Council needs to address this threat to peace and security in a comprehensive way In recent months, pirates have increased their level of violence as well as extended their range of operation. Piracy is a serious crime. It has detrimental effects on the security and safety of international navigation and commerce. It also threatens urgently needed humanitarian aid to Somalia.