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Statement by Ambassadors Wittig in his capacity as Chairman of the SC Working Group on "Children in Armed Conflict" at Columbia University

Mar 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

I wanted to point out what the UN-Security Council is already doing to protect children in conflict and to fight impunity, and why this has been quite successful so far. Very briefly, the UN-mechanism dealing with children and armed conflict consists of three elements: the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed conflict, the country-based Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on children and armed conflict, currently active in 13 conflict areas and a Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflicts

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva

Feb 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

-- Check against delivery -- Mr. President, Madam High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Those who have been to Tunis or have stood on Tahrir square could sense the power of freed...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes clear stance of Human Rights Council on Libya

Feb 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Human Rights Council in Geneva addressed the human rights situation in Libya in a special session on (25 February). At the special session, the Human Rights Council adopted unanimously – and thus ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes UN sanctions against Libyan leadership

Feb 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

During last night the UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose comprehensive sanctions on the Libyan leadership around Muammar Gaddafi. These include an asset freeze and travel bans. In additio...

Statement by Ms Waltraud Dahs, Head of Division Federal Ministry for Family Affairs

Feb 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany aligns itself with the statement delivered by Hungary on behalf of the European Union.The guiding principle of German gender equality policy is the life cycle perspective already referred to by the representative of the European Union.