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Jun 21, 2011
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 Berger in the Security Council on the AU/UN-cooperation
Jun 20, 2011
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 Ambassador Wittig at the 2011 Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board
Jun 14, 2011
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.
Statement by Mr Silberberg, Head of Economic Department, at the Executive Board of UNDP on UNV
Jun 10, 2011
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
Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS as adopted by the General Assembly