Press releases

Germany welcomes creation of an International Day of the Girl Child

Dec 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Yesterday (19 December) the United Nations General Assembly announced the creation of the International Day of the Girl Child, an endeavour actively supported by the German Government. Markus Löning,...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Syria will be judged by its actions

Dec 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

After the signing yesterday of a protocol on the deployment of an Arab League observer mission to Syria and the condemnation by the UN General Assembly of the human rights violations committed in that...

Security Council Presidential Statement on the International Afghanistan Conference held in Bonn on 5 December 2011

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

At the 6690th meeting of the Security Council, held on 19 December 2011, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Afghanistan", the President of the Securi...

Syria: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming the purposes and principles of the Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1 and relevant international human ...

Iran: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other international human righ...