Press releases

Joint Statement on the Situation in Aleppo by the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States

Dec 7, 2016 | GermanyUN

A humanitarian disaster is taking place before our very eyes. Some 200,000 civilians, including many children, in eastern Aleppo are cut off from food and medicine supplies. Aleppo is being subjected ...

Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault to award the Franco German Prize for Human Rights

Nov 30, 2016 | GermanyUN

Foreign Ministers Steinmeier and Ayrault will award the first Franco‑German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on Thursday, 1 December. The prize pays tribute to 15 individuals from around the...

Press Release: Statement by Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights, on the right to privacy

Nov 23, 2016 | GermanyUN

Dr Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (23 November): I am pleased that the...

Press Release: No peace without women – conference at the Federal Foreign Office on implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Nov 18, 2016 | GermanyUN

When it comes to peace and security in the world, what role should and must women play? This and other questions are being discussed today (18 November) at a conference co‑organised by the Federal Mi...