Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for Syria contact group

Feb 7, 2012 | GermanyUN

Speaking in Paris yesterday (6 February), Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on the Franco German proposal to establish a contact group comprising the friends of a democratic Syria:

6 February 2012: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Feb 6, 2012 | GermanyUN/BMZ

Combating female genital mutilation It is estimated that between about 100 and 140 million women and girls in the world are affected by genital mutilation. Genital mutilation violates elementary huma...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the failed United Nations resolution on Syria

Feb 6, 2012 | GermanyUN

On 4 February, at the Munich Security Conference, Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on the failed United Nations resolution on Syria

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the ICJ judgment in the Germany/Italy case

Feb 6, 2012 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague in the case between Germanyand Italy concerning the principle of state immunity

Security Council: Text of Draft Resolution on Syria

Feb 4, 2012 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,  pp1 Recalling its presidential statement of 3 August 2011,  pp2 Recalling General Assembly resolution A/RES/66/176 of 19 December 2011, as well as Human Rights Council resolut...