Press releases

Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Westerwelle at the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn

Dec 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

(check against delivery) Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Your Highnesses, Sehr geehrte Frau Bundeskanzlerin, Excellencies, distinguished collegues, Dear Zalmay Rassoul,   it is a great plea...

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle to the German Bundestag on extending Germany’s involvement in Operation Active Endeavour

Nov 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

-- Translation of advance text -- Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, We turn now to another mandate – and it’s a difficult one; I want to say that straight off. It was after we had j...

Adoption of resolution “Towards Global Partnerships” – Ambassador Wittig: “Private sector essential for the United Nations”

Nov 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

Today in the 2nd Committee of the General Assembly, the Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted the resolution “Towards Global Partnerships”. The resolution was drafted by Germany and ...

Speech by Foreign Minister Westerwelle in the German Bundestag on the extension of the Atalanta mission off the coast of Somalia

Nov 29, 2011 | GermanyUN

Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, Members of this House, Atalanta’s fight against piracy off the Horn of Africa has not only been broadly supported in this House, it has also been successful. S...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes resolution on Syria adopted by the General Assembly’s Third Committee

Nov 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, whose remit includes human rights issues, has today adopted a resolution on the continuing violence in Syria. The resolution was tabled by Germany, Fran...