Press releases

Foreign Minister Gabriel on World Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2017 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement today (20 June): “Violent conflicts, persecution and massive human rights violations are forcing more and...

Speech by Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks at the First World Ocean Conference in the United Nations General Assembly

Jun 8, 2017 | GermanyUN

President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Germany fully aligns itself with the statement made by the European Union on Tuesday. I would like to make some additional remarks. Germany firmly ...

Foreign Minister Gabriel travels to Libya

Jun 8, 2017 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement today (8 June) on his arrival in Tripoli: “In Libya, we are witnessing the tremendous political, humanitarian and security policy consequences ...

Human Rights Commissioner on the abduction and detention of an Azerbaijani journalist

Jun 6, 2017 | GermanyUN

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement today in reaction to reports concerning the abduction from Georgia of the Az...

Statement by Minister of State Böhmer on UNESCO World Heritage Day

Jun 4, 2017 | GermanyUN

Minister of State Maria Böhmer, Special Representative of the Federal Foreign Office for UNESCO World Heritage, UNESCO Cultural Conventions and UNESCO Education and Science Programmes, issued the foll...