Press releases

UN Secretary-General appoints Horst Köhler to High-level Advisory Panel

Aug 1, 2012 | GermanyUN

Following a proposal from the Federal Government, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday (31 July) appointed former Federal President Prof. Horst Köhler as a member of the new High-level Panel of ...

Security Council: Text of Resolution 2063 (2012) on UNAMID - Sudan

Jul 31, 2012 | GermanyUN

The Security Council, Reaffirming all its previous resolutions and presidential statements concerning the situation in Sudan and underlining the importance of full compliance with these, Reaffirming...

Human Rights Commissioner on alleged stoning in Mali

Jul 31, 2012 | GermanyUN

Federal Human Rights Commissioner Markus Löning has expressed his outrage at the alleged fatal stoning of a couple in the Kidal region of northern Mali. He issued the following statement in Berlin yes...

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle regrets failure of negotiations on arms trade treaty

Jul 30, 2012 | GermanyUN

In the wake of yesterday evening’s failure to reach agreement in New York on a global arms trade treaty, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on 28 July issued the following statement:      I g...

Germany steps up humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees

Jul 30, 2012 | GermanyUN

Germany is increasing its humanitarian assistance for the victims of the Syrian conflict by three million euros. Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today: Tod...