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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.

Statement by Ambassador Wittig at the 1st Regular Session of the Executive Board of UN Women

Jan 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany has always been a strong supporter of the work of the United Nations in the areas of gender equality and the empowerment of women.  And we will continue to do so. We are therefore extremely pleased to witness the creation of UN Women under your able leadership and look forward to a close cooperation with you and your team

Human Rights Commissioner Löning to travel to Minsk

Jan 13, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Markus Löning, is setting off tomorrow (14 January) on a two-day visit to Minsk. The decision to undertake this trip ...