Press releases

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Thoms on "The Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace"

Apr 23, 2015 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) Thank you Mr. President. Germany fully aligns itself with the statement of the European Union. In addition, allow me to add some remarks in my national capacity. We are grateful...

German House: Welcoming Remarks by Ambassador Thoms on "Measuring Sustainable Development: How Can Science Contribute to Realizing the SDGs?"

Apr 23, 2015 | GermanyUN

Mr. Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. President and Mrs. Secretary-General of the German Research Foundation,    Mr. Vice-Rector of the United Nations University,  Excellencies, ...

Press Release: Iraq and Germany launch UN initiative against ISIS vandalism of cultural heritage

Apr 21, 2015 | GermanyUN

Today, representatives of Iraq and Germany in New York announced a joint initiative to save the cultural heritage of Iraq. In the coming days, both countries will introduce a resolution of the United ...

General Assembly: Statement by Ambassador Heiko Thoms on "The promotion of tolerance and reconciliation"

Apr 21, 2015 | GermanyUN

Mr President, We are all faced with more and more challenges and threats arising from a manifest increase of radicalisation and violent extremism, from intolerance and from hatred along ethnic or rel...

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Heiko Thoms on "Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict"

Apr 15, 2015 | GermanyUN

Madam President, Allow me to thank Jordan for having organized today’s Open Debate. I thank the Special Representative Zainab Bangura for her insightful briefing. I would also like to express my a...