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Jul 5, 2011
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.”
German Presidency - UN Security Council in July
Jun 23, 2011
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.
Ambassador Wittig signs the Nagoya Protocol
Apr 26, 2011
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.
Statement by Peter Silberberg, Head of Economic Department, at the 20th International Conference on Health and Environment