Press releases

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the adoption of the Resolution on Children in Armed Conflict in the Security Council

Jul 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

(near verbatim statement) "Ladies and gentlemen, we just adopted Resolution 1998 for a better protection of children in armed conflicts. Let me thank my colleagues and other distinguished participa...

Security Council Press Statement on embassy attacks in Damascus

Jul 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the attacks against embassies in Damascus, which have resulted in damage to embassy premises and injuries to diplomatic personnel.

Text of Resolution 1998 (2011) on Children in Armed Conflict as adopted by the Security Council

Jul 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

Calling on all parties to armed conflicts to comply strictly with the obligations applicable to them under international law for the protection of children in armed conflict, including those contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocol on the involvement of Children in armed conflict,  as well as the Geneva Conventions of 12th August 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977

Text of Resolution 1997(2011) on the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) as adopted by the Security Council

Jul 11, 2011 | GermanyUN

            The Security Council,             Recalling its resolutions and statements of its President concerning Sudan, including resolutions 1590 (2005), 1627 (2005), 1663 (2006), 1706 (2006), 170...

Security Council Press Statement on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa

Jul 8, 2011 | GermanyUN

The members of the Security Council noted with satisfaction the significant progress made towards greater stability and peace in West Africa. They welcomed the positive developments in the areas of post-conflict recovery and peace-building,