Press releases

Declaration on the Launch of the African Women Leaders Network

Dec 14, 2016 | GermanyUN

The 2015 Global Study on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), emphasized the positive contributions women’s effective participation brings to peace and security interventi...

Statement by Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler on Human Rights Day (10 December 2016)

Dec 9, 2016 | GermanyUN

Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (9 December) to mark Human Rights Day on...

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...