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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.  

Statement by Ambassador Berger in the General Assembly on the occasion of the High Level Meeting of the United Nations on HIV/AIDS

Jun 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

The political declaration of commitment on HIV/AIDS, adopted by the United Nations in 2001, was a milestone in global health policy. It was a ground-breaking act which set the course for the future and placed worldwide partnership on a new, shared, foundation.

Statement by Ambassador Berger at the 10th Session of the UNPFII on May 18th 2011

May 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

Respecting and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples is a matter the German government takes very seriously and one that we address in our bilateral discussions with countries having indigenous populations.