Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner calls for death penalty against Iranian pastor to be lifted

Sep 29, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to various sources, Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been sentenced to death for apostasy (abandonment of religious belief). An Iranian court has requested the clergyman to recant his Ch...

Speech by Minister of State Werner Hoyer in the Bundestag on extending German participation in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Sep 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Mr President, Members of this House, On 9 July South Sudan became an independent state, a state, however, whose institutions are still at the fledgling state and whose economic and social infrastruct...

Statement on Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa on the margins of the 66th General Assembly

Sep 24, 2011 | GermanyUN

Even though the international community has already put in place very substantial and multifaceted humanitarian aid, significant financing gaps still remain. We need both to maintain existing efforts, but also we need to further expand the circle of donors. That is why I am particularly grateful to Baroness Amos for having organized this meeting.

Joint statement on the Ministerial Meeting of the G4 on Security Council Reform in the margins of the 66th UN General Assembly

Sep 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

(as deilivered) The Minister of External Relations of Brazil, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, the Minister of External Affairs of India, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of...

The Ministerial meeting on the New Silk Road

Sep 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Zalmai Rassoul The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton The Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic...