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Statement by Ambassador Berger in the Security Council on the AU/UN-cooperation

Jun 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

Strengthening the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union for the maintenance of peace and security in Africa is in our mutual interest. Much has been achieved, including through consultations between the Security Council and the AU Peace and Security Council on issues of mutual concern.

Statement by Ambassador Wittig at the 2011 Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board

Jun 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

We express our appreciation for the achievements of the past year. Many important decisions on the future course of UNICEF have been taken. Germany supports the equity- based approach which UNICEF has adopted under Tony Lake’s leadership. This approach provides a more efficient way for UNICEF to contribute to reaching the MDGs. We agree with the Executive Director that a sharper focus on equity is proving essential to delivering results for children.

Statement by Mr Silberberg, Head of Economic Department, at the Executive Board of UNDP on UNV

Jun 14, 2011 | GermanyUN

This year marks the European Year of Volunteerism and the tenth Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.  It is acknowledged worldwide that volunteering empowers people to actively take part in development activities, to take responsibility for the needs of others, and to make an impact in their own lives. Volunteering is a genuine human value. By building partnerships, intentional and well-supported grassroots and community-centered volunteering can provide solutions and results. However, there is lot to be done to allow volunteering to reach its full potential.

Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS as adopted by the General Assembly

Jun 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

We, Heads of State and Government and representatives of States and Governments assembled at the United Nations from 8 to 10 June 2011 to review progress achieved in realizing the 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS,

Declaration on AIDS by Young People for the 2011 United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS

Jun 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

In June of 2001, the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on AIDS drew attention to the intensifying HIV/AIDS crisis. In the Declaration of Commitment adopted at this meeting and the subsequent resolution adopted at the 2006 United Nations High Level Review Meeting on AIDS, governments made significant statements and commitments to address the epidemic, including targets that were specific to young people.