Press releases

Statement by Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the occasion of the Second Conference of the Friends of the Syrian people in Istanbul on 1 April 2012

Apr 2, 2012 | GermanyUN

Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, I would like to thank Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, my dear colleague Ahmet Davutoglu and the Government of Turkey for hosting us today and for the excellent preparations. ...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes elections in Myanmar

Apr 2, 2012 | GermanyUN

In Berlin yesterday (1 April), Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on the by-elections in Myanmar yesterday: “Today’s elections in Myanmar constitute a historic step t...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning on the executions in Japan

Mar 30, 2012 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, currently on a visit to Myanmar, issued the following statement today (30 March) on the recent executions in Japan

Security Council: Presidential Statement on Yemen

Mar 29, 2012 | GermanyUN

(Presidential Statement on the situation in Yemen as read out by the President of the Security Council) The Security Council welcomes the Yemeni-led peaceful transition process to a just and democr...

Human Rights Commissioner calls for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty

Mar 28, 2012 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement yesterday (27 March