Press releases

Arria Formula meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

Jul 9, 2012 | GermanyUN

On Monday, 9 July 2012, German Ambassador Peter Wittig and French Ambassador Gérard Araud jointly hosted an "Arria Formula" meeting of Security Council members on "Children and Armed Conflict". The p...

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the International Afghanistan Conference in Tokyo, 08.07. 2012

Jul 9, 2012 | GermanyUN

Address by Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the International Afghanistan Conference in Tokyo, 08.07. 2012 -- Translation of advance text! -- Mr. President, Prime Minister, Excellencies, dist...

The Federal Foreign Office is putting 4 million euros towards securing and destroying nuclear, biological and chemical weapons

Jul 7, 2012 | GermanyUN

In Iraq the Federal Foreign Office is contributing 2 million euros to the destruction of old chemical weapons that are a legacy of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons programme. The funds support both a...

German Government steps up humanitarian aid for the Sudan and South Sudan by 5 million euros

Jul 6, 2012 | GermanyUN

In light of the serious humanitarian situation which is still affecting large parts of the Sudan and South Sudan, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has decided to increase humanitarian aid to...

German Government steps up humanitarian assistance for Syrians affected by the crisis

Jul 6, 2012 | GermanyUN

In view of the escalating violence in Syria and the worsening humanitarian situation, the German Government has allocated a further sum of approx. 500,000 euros for humanitarian assistance for Syrians...