Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner criticizes executions in the Gambia

Aug 28, 2012 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, commented as follows on reports about executions in the Gambia:      “I am appalled at reports that nine people were execut...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning on World Humanitarian Day

Aug 20, 2012 | GermanUN

Particular thanks to all humanitarian aid workers and volunteer donors To mark World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, today (18...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Lakhdar Brahimi’s appointment as new Syria envoy

Aug 20, 2012 | GermanyUN

On 17 August Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on Lakhdar Brahimi’s appointment as new Syria envoy:    “I welcome the appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as the new Joint Specia...

Message from Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast (Eid ul Fitr) at the end of Ramadan

Aug 19, 2012 | GermanyUN

I wish a blessed Eid‑ul‑Fitr to all people of the Islamic faith.  Ramadan is an invitation to thoughtful contemplation, but also to reflection on our relations with our fellow man and to sympathy for...

Security Council Press Statement on terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

Aug 18, 2012 | GermanyUN

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gérard Araud (France): The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the coordinated terror...