Press releases

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the situation in Burundi

Nov 6, 2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin on 6 November on the situation in Burundi: The reports from Burundi of recent days concern me greatly. Constantly escalating viole...

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Revised legislation on the protection of cultural property will help to combat illegal trade in cultural objects

Nov 4, 2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin on 4 November on the planned revision of German legislation on the protection of cultural property: Cultural objects ...

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier on Martin Kobler’s appointment as the new Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya

Nov 4, 2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin on 4 November on Martin Kobler’s appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Special Representative and Head of...

Press Release: Foreign Minister Steinmeier to meet with international refugee and migrants’ organisations to discuss enhanced international cooperation on the refugee crisis

Nov 2, 2015 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has invited António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International...

Germany elected into the Human Rights Council

Oct 29, 2015 | GermanyUN
Steinmeier’s speech to the UN Human Rights Council

Germany will continue to hold a seat in the Human Rights Council for the period from 2016 until 2018. Together with 17 other Member States, Germany was elected by the General Assembly on October 28. Click below for statement by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.