Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes UN Security Council support for Kofi Annan

Mar 21, 2012 | GermanyUN

The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a presidential statement on Syria supporting the UN and Arab League Special Representative Kofi Annan in his efforts to put an end to the serious cris...

Security Council: Presidential Statement on Syria

Mar 21, 2012 | GermanyUN

(Presidential Statement on the Joint Special Envoy to Syria as read out by the President of the Security Council) The Security Council recalls its Presidential Statement of 3 August 2011 and its Pres...

Minister of State Pieper on International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ruling on Bangladesh/Myanmar case

Mar 15, 2012 | GermanyUN

In connection with yesterday’s ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on the Bangladesh/Myanmar case, Cornelia Pieper, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, commented t...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the situation in Syria on the first anniversary of the uprising

Mar 15, 2012 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement today (15 March) in Tbilisi, one year after the uprising in Syria commenced: “We are extremely disappointed that it has not yet been possi...

Human Rights Commissioner appalled by Amnesty report on Syria

Mar 14, 2012 | GermanyUN

According to an Amnesty International report, the Assad regime in Syria systematically tortures opposition activists and critics of the regime. The report is based on numerous accounts given by tortur...