Press releases

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...

The Federal Government increases support for the Sahel by 15 million euros

May 10, 2012 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and Federal Development Minister Dirk Niebel have jointly decided to make available another 15 million euros for those affected by the continuing drought in ...

Seventh session of the German-South African Binational Commission: Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle to meet South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe

May 8, 2012 | GermanyUN

On Tuesday, 8 May, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will meet South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe for political talks at the Federal Foreign Office. The talks will be held in co...