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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 ...

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Thoms in Arria formula meeting on the impact of illicit transfer of small arms and light weapons to poaching in Africa

Nov 30, 2015 | GermanyUN

Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished colleagues,   In the course of this meeting 7 African elephants will be slaughtered for their ivory. The number of elephants and rhinos that die at the ha...

Press Release: Climate agreement in Paris – a starting signal for global transformation?

Nov 12, 2015 | GermanyUN

Climate change experts gathered at the Federal Foreign Office today to give a briefing on the political challenges of the upcoming United Nations conference on, and economic issues related to, climate...

GA: Statement by Ambassador Braun at the Plenary of the General Assembly after Adoption of the Resolution "Tackling Illicit Trafficking in Wildlife"

Jul 30, 2015 | GermanyUN

Mr. President, Mr. Foreign Minister of Gabon, Excellencies, distinguished colleagues, Let me start with a piece of sad news: on Monday of this week, the first elephant was poached in the famous Kru...