Press releases

Press release: Human Rights Day

Dec 9, 2011 | GermanyUN

On the occasion of the “Human Rights Day” (10 December) Ambassador Wittig issues the following statement: „More than 60 years after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights continues t...

Eritrea: Text of Resolution 2023 (2011) as adopted by the Security council

Dec 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,            Recalling its previous resolutions and statements of its President concerning the situation in Somalia and the border dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea, in particu...

Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Westerwelle at the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn

Dec 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

(check against delivery) Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Your Highnesses, Sehr geehrte Frau Bundeskanzlerin, Excellencies, distinguished collegues, Dear Zalmay Rassoul,   it is a great plea...

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle to the German Bundestag on extending Germany’s involvement in Operation Active Endeavour

Nov 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

-- Translation of advance text -- Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, We turn now to another mandate – and it’s a difficult one; I want to say that straight off. It was after we had j...

Adoption of resolution “Towards Global Partnerships” – Ambassador Wittig: “Private sector essential for the United Nations”

Nov 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today in the 2nd Committee of the General Assembly, the Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted the resolution “Towards Global Partnerships”. The resolution was drafted by Germany and ...