Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner appalled by Amnesty report on Syria

Mar 14, 2012 | GermanyUN

According to an Amnesty International report, the Assad regime in Syria systematically tortures opposition activists and critics of the regime. The report is based on numerous accounts given by tortur...

The Federal Government is providing one million euro to protect refugees in Tunisia

Mar 14, 2012 | GermanyUN

To improve the protection of refugees in Tunisia, the Federal Foreign Office is making one million euro available to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In this w...

Security Council: Text of Resolution 2040(2012) on UNSMIL

Mar 12, 2012 | GermanyUN

The Security Council, PP1. Recalling its resolutions 1970 (2011) of 26 February 2011, 1973 (2011) of 17 March 2011, 2009 (2011) of 16 September 2011, 2016 (2011) of 27 October 2011, 2017 (2011) of 31...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on nuclear negotiations with Iran

Mar 8, 2012 | GermanyUN

Ambassador Wittig welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General to appoint Ms Angela Kane as High Representative for Disarmament Affairs: "Germany's foreign policy is strongly committed to advance t...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls upon Iran to cooperate

Mar 8, 2012 | GermanyUN

In a joint statement to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Germany, France, the UK, China, Russia and the USA (E3+3) voiced their concern over the progressing Iranian nuclear programme.