Press releases

Iran: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other international human righ...

Myanmar: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant human rig...

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Reaffirming that States Members of the United Nations have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and to fulfil the obligations that they hav...

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Stability in Lebanon important for the region

Dec 16, 2011 | GermanyUN

Efforts to secure long-term stability in Lebanon are all the more necessary in light of the repression in Syria and its negative effects on the region. The German Government has therefore transferred ...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls on Iran to stop using capital punishment

Dec 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to Amnesty International, the number of executions in Iran has risen significantly in 2011 compared to the previous year. Iran claims that most of the victims are suspected drug traffickers....