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Statement by Ambassador Berger on the UNODC in the Security Council

Jun 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

We recognize the important role and the work performed by UNODC for the development of effective strategies and measures to reduce the detrimental impact of illicit drugs on the health, social well-being and safety of people across the world.

Briefing session on Youth and Armed Conflict in the German Permanent Mission

Jun 23, 2011 | GermanyUN & DESA

Listening to youth in armed conflict The world is still a dangerous place for children. It is estimated that approximately 300,000 armed children and youths are living in conflict zones, half of th...

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.