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Newspaper article by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on developments in the Middle East and the Mahgreb

Feb 17, 2011 | GermanyUN

Tunisia, Egypt and an entire region now stand at a crossroads. A revolution issuing from the very heart of society, boosted by jasmine and Facebook, has chased away the autocratic rulers. The events are unprecedented in recent Arab history, and evoke memories of Europe in 1989

Statement by Ambassador Wittig on the OSCE-briefing for 2011 by the Foreign Minister of Lithuania

Feb 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

First, we consider progress in the resolution of protracted conflicts in Eastern Europe and Asia to be of particular relevance. The OSCE plays an important role as a facilitator in this regard. However, no success can be achieved without political will of the relevant players on the ground. Unresolved issues in Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Interdependence between security and development in the Security Council

Feb 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

I would like to thank the Brazilian Presidency for preparing today's debate. Also, I would like to thank the Secretary-General and Sarah Cliffe as well as the chairman of the peacebuilding commission for their briefings. They have set the stage for our discussions. Germany aligns itself with the statement to be delivered by the Delegation of the European Union on behalf of the Union.

Statement by Ambassador Berger on DPKOs Ten year impact study on the implementation of SC RES 1325

Feb 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

·   DPKOs “Ten year impact study on the implementation of SC Resolution 1325” comes very timely and reminds us all that, despite of progress achieved, much remains to be done. ·   During the Security Council’s open debate in October last year – on the 10th anniversary of the resolution – many countries, including Germany, agreed that gaps in implementing the provisions of the resolution unfortunately still exist and committed themselves to actively help to better the situation.

Statement by Ambassador Berger at the 1st regular session of the Executive Board of the UNFPA

Feb 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany enjoys a long-standing, close partnership with UNFPA in our joint effort to work for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The implementation of the Program of Action of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development is one of the major goals of our activities in the health sector.