Press releases

"Ownership and Partnership – a New Way Forward for Afghanistan"

Dec 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Ten days ago in Bonn Afghanistan and the international community sealed a new partnership, a partnership pointing the way forward for a sovereign Afghanistan in the years beyond 2014. Despite a series of appalling attacks designed to derail the process, the transfer of responsibility for security to Afghan hands has now started.

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 ...