Press releases

General Assembly: Statement by Ambassador Thoms on the Responsibility to Protect

Sep 8, 2014 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) "Mr. President, I would like to thank you, the Secretary-General, Professor Welsh and Special Adviser Dieng for this important debate and the report. This informal interactive dial...

Security Council: Statement by Ambassador Thoms in Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

Sep 8, 2014 | GermanyUN

(as delivered:) "Mr President, Germany aligns itself with the statement presented by the European Union. Allow me to thank today’s speakers for sharing their expertise and insight with us. You ha...

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Sep 7, 2014 | GermanyUN

Speaking in New Delhi on 7 September 2014 on the fringes of his trip to India, Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier said:  Since Friday a ceasefire has indeed been in place in most of the regions in e...

Press Release: Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Afghanistan

Sep 6, 2014 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier was in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 6 September for separate talks with President Hamid Karzai, Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani, the two presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani...

Editorial by Foreign Minister Steinmeier in the Wall Street Journal: Why Germany Is Sending Weapons to Iraq

Sep 1, 2014 | GermanyUN

The Wall Street Journal Opinion Why Germany Is Sending Weapons to Iraq My country's decision to arm the Kurds against Islamist terrorists is prudent—and not a change in basic policy. By Frank-Walt...