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Statement by Legal Adviser Wasum-Rainer in the 6th committte on expulsion of aliens

Nov 2, 2010 | StV

(check against delivery) Madam Chair, This year, the ILC has discussed the 6th report of the Special Rapporteur on the expulsion of aliens, dealing with the procedural rules of expulsion. Expulsio...

Statement by Legal Adviser Retzlaff in the 6th Committee on Treaties over time

Nov 1, 2010 | StV

(check against delivery) Madam Chair, Germany welcomes the inclusion of the topic “Treaties over time” into the work-programme of the ILC and commends the study group on the progress achieved in...

Ambassador Wittig on Resolution 1325 - Women and Peace and Security (Security Council Open Debate)

Oct 26, 2010 | GermanyUN

Protection of women and their participation in all parts of society are two sides of the same medal. Resolution 1325 clearly stipulates that women must be seen as active players whose contributions in all aspects of peace-building and peace-keeping processes are absolutely essential for the (re-) construction of societies and in achieving sustainable peace and development

Statement by Ambassador Wittig in the Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians

Oct 22, 2010 | StV

Civilians continue to bear the brunt of violence and abuse in armed conflicts. Women and children are particularly vulnerabel and often directly targeted. The mass rapes in Walikale in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in July of this year - only days after the last open debate on Protection of Civilians in the Security Council - serve as a dire reminder that we must do more to ensure the safety and physical integrity of civilian populations and to enhance full respect by all parties to conflict for applicable international law.

Germany supports Global Compact: 500.000 EUR to advance responsible business practises

Sep 28, 2010 | GermanyUN

Demonstrating continued support for the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative, Germany will be granting up to 500.000 EUR (approx. 675.000 USD) to the United Nations Global Compact over a period of two years