Press releases

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...

Message from Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast (Eid ul Fitr) at the end of Ramadan

Aug 19, 2012 | GermanyUN

I wish a blessed Eid‑ul‑Fitr to all people of the Islamic faith.  Ramadan is an invitation to thoughtful contemplation, but also to reflection on our relations with our fellow man and to sympathy for...