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Statement by the Parliamentary State Secretary, Ms. Widmann-Mauz on NCDs in the General Assembly

Sep 21, 2011 | GermanyUN

Non-communicable diseases ("NCDs") are among the leading causes of both death and disability worldwide. Unless we take bold action within the next decade, NCDs will become the most common cause of death in even the poorest countries of the world.

Parliamentary State Secretary Widmann-Mauz on NCDs

Sep 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

“Annually, over 36 million people all around the world die from non-communicable diseases. Many of theses diseases can be avoided by inexpensive prevention measures.“

Statement by Ambassador Wittig on the Situation in Haiti in the Security Council

Sep 16, 2011 | GermanyUN

One and a half years after the devastating earthquake, the people of Haiti are still facing daunting challenges. There has been progress, but we remain concerned about the continued plight of the Haitian population.

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, Markus Löning praises the efforts of humanitarian aid workers

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

The dramatic situation of the people in the Horn of Africa underscores the importance of international humanitarian aid. There are many German organizations and countless aid workers providing humanitarian assistance all over the world, often under very difficult conditions. We owe them our special thanks today.

Germany quintuples bilateral aid for Horn of Africa to 218 million USD

Aug 16, 2011 | GermanyUN

On a visit to Kenya on, the German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel, announced to nearly quintuple bilateral German aid for the famine-struck Horn of Africa from 33.5 million Euro to 151.5 million Euro (approx. 218 million USD).