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Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle at the High Level Meeting on Nuclear Safety and Security

Sep 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

After the tragic events in Japan, we decided to phase out the use of nuclear energy with an even more ambitious timeline than envisaged before. The last nuclear plant will now shut down by 2022.

Q&As on Germany’s phasing out of nuclear energy

Aug 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

Question: What are the main reasons why the German Government decided to completely phase out nuclear energy by 2022?

Statement by Ambassador Berger on the Human Right to Water&Sanitation in the General Assembly

Jul 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

The last 12 months have witnessed the recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation that are derived from the right to an adequate standard of living at the United Nations, first in the General Assembly and then in the Human Rights Council in Geneva

Federal Minister Westerwelle praises UN Security Council debate on climate change and security

Jul 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (21 July) in Kabul on yesterday’s United Nations Security Council debate on the security implications of climate change:  “Resource s...

Remarks to the press by Ambassador Wittig on Climate Security

Jul 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

(near verbatim transcript) This was a good day today for climate security. Germany, in its capacity as Security Council Presidency, convened this debate in order to discuss one of the most importan...