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World Elephant Day: Statement by Ambassador Thoms on Illegal Wildlife Trade at New Jersey Ivory Crush

Aug 12, 2016 | GermanyUN

Senator Raymond Lesniak, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, Dear Jen Samuel, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of Wildlife! Every 15 minutes, one African elephant is killed for its ivory. Each day, 3 rhinos are...

Speech by Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks at the Ceremony for the Opening for Signature of the Paris Agreement

Apr 22, 2016 | GermanyUN

Mr President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today marks the start of a new chapter in global climate action. We are all here today in New York to sign the Paris Agreement. What looks like jus...

Speech by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the conference Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: "From Negotiation to Action – Towards a global Energiewende"

Mar 17, 2016 | GermanyUN

Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the second Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. “Energiewende is not only ecological, but also logical” – that is how Bertrand Piccard [the Swiss pilot of the Solar Im...

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on Jochen Flasbarth’s candidacy for Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Feb 29, 2016 | GermanyUN

Speaking on the fringes of the UN Security Council meeting in New York today (28 February), Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on Jochen Flasbarth’s candidacy for ...