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22 March 2012: World Water Day

Mar 21, 2012 | GermanyUN

At the start of the 21st century 900 million people – around one seventh of the world po­pu­lation – lack access to clean pot­able water. Some 2.5 billion are with­out basic sanitation facilities. Wa...

Side-event: Statement by Ambassador Wittig on Rio+20

Jan 26, 2012 | GermanyUN

Introductory Statement by Ambassador Wittig at a side-event hosted by the German and Kenyan Mission on Rio+20, German House (as delivered) Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the honour to welcome you ...

Speech by Ambassador Wittig on Climate Disruption and Security

Jan 19, 2012 | GermanyUN

(Speech delivered by Ambassador Wittig at the 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: “Environment and Security”, Washington - check against delivery)   Ladies and gentlemen...

Federal Minister Westerwelle welcomes outcome of UN Climate Change Conference in Durban

Dec 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

In Durban the 195 States Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, which was due to expire in 2012, and to negotiate a successor climate treaty...

Adoption of resolution “Towards Global Partnerships” – Ambassador Wittig: “Private sector essential for the United Nations”

Nov 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today in the 2nd Committee of the General Assembly, the Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted the resolution “Towards Global Partnerships”. The resolution was drafted by Germany and ...