Press releases

Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Human Rights Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

Dec 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

The General Assembly, Reaffirming that States Members of the United Nations have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms and to fulfil the obligations that they hav...

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle: Stability in Lebanon important for the region

Dec 16, 2011 | GermanyUN

Efforts to secure long-term stability in Lebanon are all the more necessary in light of the repression in Syria and its negative effects on the region. The German Government has therefore transferred ...

Human Rights Commissioner Löning calls on Iran to stop using capital punishment

Dec 15, 2011 | GermanyUN

According to Amnesty International, the number of executions in Iran has risen significantly in 2011 compared to the previous year. Iran claims that most of the victims are suspected drug traffickers....

Cyprus: Text of Resolution 2026 (2011) as adopted by the Security Council

Dec 14, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,               Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 30 November 2011 (S/2011/746) on the United Nations operation in Cyprus,               Noting that the Governme...

Liberia: Text of Resolution 2025 (2011) as adopted by the Security Council

Dec 14, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council,            Recalling its previous resolutions and statements by its President on the situation in Liberiaand West Africa,            Welcoming the sustained progress made by th...