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Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Interdependence between security and development in the Security Council

Feb 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

I would like to thank the Brazilian Presidency for preparing today's debate. Also, I would like to thank the Secretary-General and Sarah Cliffe as well as the chairman of the peacebuilding commission for their briefings. They have set the stage for our discussions. Germany aligns itself with the statement to be delivered by the Delegation of the European Union on behalf of the Union.

Statement by Ambassador Berger on DPKOs Ten year impact study on the implementation of SC RES 1325

Feb 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

·   DPKOs “Ten year impact study on the implementation of SC Resolution 1325” comes very timely and reminds us all that, despite of progress achieved, much remains to be done. ·   During the Security Council’s open debate in October last year – on the 10th anniversary of the resolution – many countries, including Germany, agreed that gaps in implementing the provisions of the resolution unfortunately still exist and committed themselves to actively help to better the situation.

Statement by Ambassador Berger at the 1st regular session of the Executive Board of the UNFPA

Feb 1, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany enjoys a long-standing, close partnership with UNFPA in our joint effort to work for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The implementation of the Program of Action of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development is one of the major goals of our activities in the health sector.

Statement by Ambassador Wittig at the 1st Regular Session of the Executive Board of UN Women

Jan 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

Germany has always been a strong supporter of the work of the United Nations in the areas of gender equality and the empowerment of women.  And we will continue to do so. We are therefore extremely pleased to witness the creation of UN Women under your able leadership and look forward to a close cooperation with you and your team

Ambassador Wittig on Women, Peace and Security during the Security Council Open Debate

Dec 16, 2010 | GermanyUN

No one can deny that sexual violence in armed conflict is an abhorrent crime, which in some conflict areas is systematically used  to destabilise whole societies and thus constitutes a serious security problem requiring a systematic response, including by the Security Council. With the adoption of resolutions 1820 and 1888 the Council has given this issue the comprehensive and global attention it deserves