Press releases

Speech by Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on the conference "From a nuclear test ban to a nuclear weapons-free world" in Astana

Aug 29, 2012 | GermanyUN

-- Check against delivery -- Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to thank the Mazhlis of the Republic of Kazakhstan for organizing this important conference on nuclear disarmament. It is with great pleas...

Review Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons: Meeting in the German Mission with UNODA and the Group of Interested States on practical disarmament measures (GIS)

Aug 29, 2012 | GermanyUN

Along the sidelines of the current review conference on small arms and light weapons the German Mission and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) hosted a meeting in the GIS-framew...

Human Rights Commissioner criticizes executions in the Gambia

Aug 28, 2012 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, commented as follows on reports about executions in the Gambia:      “I am appalled at reports that nine people were execut...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning on World Humanitarian Day

Aug 20, 2012 | GermanUN

Particular thanks to all humanitarian aid workers and volunteer donors To mark World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, Markus Löning, the Federal Government Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, today (18...

Foreign Minister Westerwelle on Lakhdar Brahimi’s appointment as new Syria envoy

Aug 20, 2012 | GermanyUN

On 17 August Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement on Lakhdar Brahimi’s appointment as new Syria envoy:    “I welcome the appointment of Lakhdar Brahimi as the new Joint Specia...