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German Presidency - UN Security Council in July

Jul 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany has taken over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in what will be an eventful month. Alongside the changes sweeping the Arab world, work will focus primarily on South Sudan’s imminent declaration of independence. Speaking on the eve of Germany’s month as President, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said, “The architecture of the world is undergoing dramatic changes – and this has to be reflected in the work of the United Nations.”

Ambassador Wittig signs the Nagoya Protocol

Jun 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Nagoya Protocol is a new international treaty adopted under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  in Nagoya, Japan on October 29, 2010.

The Security Implications of Climate Change - An International Dialogue held May 20, 2011 in the German House, New York

May 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Territorial loss due to rising sea levels and increasing food scarcity are among the grave threats of climate change.  A discussion held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Portugal to the United...

Ambassador Berger on security implications of climate change

May 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

The following opening remarks were delivered by Ambassador Berger at a conference on "Security Implications of Climate Change", hosted by the Permanent Mission of Germany and the Permanent Mission of...

Statement by Peter Silberberg, Head of Economic Department, at the 20th International Conference on Health and Environment

Apr 26, 2011 | GermanyUN

Statement by Peter Silberberg, Head of Economic Department, during the session “Chernobyl – lessons for nuclear security”. Today this topic is much more relevant than the organizers might have thought some weeks ago:  25 years after the tragic disaster of Chernobyl, the world is again holding its breath. 25 years ago Chernobylmade it clear that the consequences of failure to respect fundamental safety principles are felt not only by the direct victims, but also by countless people living far away from the nuclear power plant.