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Welcome Address by Ambassador Berger at Side Event “Family Planning – Key to Saving Lives” (44th Session, CPD)

Apr 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

The promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights is one of the key pillars of German development cooperation in the health sector. At last years G8-summit, the German Government pledged additional Mio. 400 € over 5 years for the Muskoka-Initiative to promote mother’s and children’s health.

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomes decision to investigate human rights violations and democratic deficits in Belarus

Apr 7, 2011 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle spoke on the phone this afternoon to his Lithuanian counterpart, Audronius Ažubalis, who is currently also OSCE Chairman-in-Office. They discussed today’s invocation of th...

Human Rights Commissioner outraged at lengthening of prison sentences for Bahá’í leaders in Iran

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Seven former leaders of the Bahá’í religious community in Iran were initially sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment in August 2010. A later decision by the court of appeal to reduce the sentence to ...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls for ban on anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy on 3 April issued the following statement:  “Eve...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls for national export ban on sodium thiopental

Apr 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Following the execution of 46-year-old William Glenn Boyd last Thursday by lethal injection, Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, today (1 April) issued the following statement: