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Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig after the UN Security Council meeting on Yemen

Apr 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

(as delivered) This was the first time that the Council pondered about the situation in Yemen. It's a first - that's a progress. We heard a briefing by the Secretariat, we expressed concern about t...

Statement by Minister Head of Economic Department Silberberg at the 44th Session of the CPD on Population and Education

Apr 14, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany is committed to promote population and education issues and thereby improving people’s living conditions in its partner countries. The German Government has taken a number of initiatives to promote education in the field of sexual and reproductive health. These initiatives, building up on the German development cooperation in the priority areas of health and education, contribute to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-General.

Human Rights Commissioner concerned about the sentencing of Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil

Apr 13, 2011 | GermanyUN

In light of the three-year prison sentence given to blogger Maikel Nabil by the military court in Cairo’s Nasr City for allegedly “insulting the military and spreading false information,” Federal Gove...

German Government calls for an end to violence and for democratic reforms in Syria

Apr 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

The situation in Syria continues to escalate. According to numerous reports, in the past few days alone dozens of protesters have been killed or injured. Under these circumstances, the German Government calls for an end to violence and for democratic reforms in Syria.

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.