Press releases

International Mine Action Day: Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle

Apr 4, 2013 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on 4 April to mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action: “There are still far too many people around the ...

Statement by Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty

Apr 3, 2013 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle: "I welcome the UN General Assembly’s adoption today by an overwhelming majority of the Arms Trade Treaty. For the first time internationally binding rules for ar...

General Assembly: Statement by Ambassador Berger on the Arms Trade Treaty

Apr 2, 2013 | GermanyUN

(General Assembly: Statement as delivered by Ambassador Berger on the Arms Trade Treaty resolution) "Mr. President, Today, the Nations united here in this room acknowledged their responsibility an...

Human Rights Commissioner on World Water Day

Mar 22, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

Human Rights Commissioner on World Water Day: Trend moving in the right direction, but still a lot to do Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, issued the following...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Abdullah Öcalan’s call for a cease-fire

Mar 21, 2013 | Federal Foreign Office

Speaking yesterday (21 March) in Berlin, Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement: “Abdullah Öcalan’s call for a cease-fire and a withdrawal of fighters is a big step towards more ...