Press releases

Security Council mission to West Africa - Ambassador Wittig's blog

May 22, 2012 | GermanyUN

The United Nations Security Council visited West Africa from May 19 - 23. The mission led to Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone. Ambassador Wittig represented Germany on this trip - and kept a da...

Security Council: Text of Resolution 2047 (2012) on the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

May 17, 2012 | GermanyUN

The Security Council, Recalling its previous resolutions and its presidential statements on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan, and in particular, resolutions 1990 (2011), 2024 (2011), 2032 (2011...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning: “Homosexuals are not second-class individuals”

May 16, 2012 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, has issued the following statement in Berlin to mark the International Da...

29th Forum on Global Issues in the Federal Foreign Office: Rio+20 – Can institutions concerned with sustainability and greening of the economy be successfully restructured?

May 15, 2012 | GermanyUN

Tomorrow (16 May) the 29th Forum on Global Issues will take place at the Federal Foreign Office. This year’s Forum will focus on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which will be he...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle underscores German Government's efforts to advance freedom of religion

May 14, 2012 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met with Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief, at the German Bundestag on  11 May. Volker Kauder, the head of the CDU/C...