Press releases

General Assembly: Text of the Draft Resolution on Syria A/66/L.36

Feb 16, 2012 | GermanyUN

  The General Assembly,         Recalling its resolution 66/176 of 19 December 2011, as well as Human Rights Council resolutions S/16-1, S/17-1 and S/18-1,         Expressing grave concern at the de...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes the Arab League’s decisions regarding the situation in Syria.

Feb 13, 2012 | GermanyUN

In view of the continuing devastating situation in Syria, it is good that the Arab League is taking an active and leading role in efforts to resolve the Syria crisis.

12 February 2012: 10 years Red Hand Day – A Worldwide Initiative to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

Feb 12, 2012 | GermanyUN

For many children, a peaceful childhood is only a dream. Children are even used as soldiers in armed conflicts in many regions of the world. Each year on 12 February, Red Hand Day raises awareness abo...

German government steps up humanitarian assistance for Sahel zone

Feb 8, 2012 | GermanyUN/BMZ

The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development are making 12 million euros available to fund emergency assistance for the people affected by the drought in the Sahel zone.

Foreign Minister Westerwelle expects Russia to deliver a clear message to Damascus

Feb 7, 2012 | GermanyUN

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement in Berlin today during a joint press conference with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders: