Press releases

General Assembly: Statement by State Minister Dr. Maria Böhmer on Saving the Cultural Heritage of Iraq

May 28, 2015 | GermanyUN

Mr. President, It is a privilege for Germany to introduce the draft resolution “Saving the Cultural Heritage of Iraq”, which we drafted together with our Iraqi partners. I would like to thank Depu...

Press Release: German Government actively supports continuation of the peace process in Yemen

May 20, 2015 | GermanyUN

A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement today (20 May):  The Yemen conference which finished in Riyadh yesterday was an important initial step in overcoming the crisis in...

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York: Remarks by Ambassador Braun on celebrating 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel

May 19, 2015 | GermanyUN

Shalom Le Kulam, Guten Abend and good evening,       Dear David Harris! It was the American Jewish Committee that first sought contact with Germany after the catastrophe we call holocaust or Shoah. ...

ECOSOC: Statement by Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt at the United Nations Forum on Forests

May 13, 2015 | GermanyUN

Chairman, Excellencies, Colleagues, Delegates, Thank you for the honour of speaking here today. Although Germany is a highly industrialised and densely populated country, forests are still a major...