Press releases

Martin Kobler appointed UN Special Representative for Iraq and head of UNAMI

Aug 5, 2011 | GermanyUN

The United Nations Secretary-General today (5 August) appointed the German diplomat and former deputy head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Martin Kobler as Special Representative for Iraq and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle proposes appointment of a United Nations special envoy for Syria

Aug 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

The United Nations Security Council's Presidential Statement is an important step in the right direction. All members of the Security Council agree that the Syrian Government is responsible for massive human rights violations. The common language adopted by the world community sends a clear signal to Damascus.

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes UN Security Council consensus on Syria

Aug 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

Through the United Nations Security Council, the international community has send an important message to the Syrian Government, by condemning the continuing violence against its own people and demanding an immediate end to the bloodshed.

Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria

Aug 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council calls upon the Syrian authorities to alleviate the humanitarian situation in crisis areas by ceasing the use of force against affected towns, to allow expeditious and unhindered access for international humanitarian agencies and workers, and cooperate fully with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns new wave of brutal violence by Syrian Government and announces further sanctions

Aug 2, 2011 | GermanyUN

The German Government demands that President Assad put an immediate end to violence against peaceful demonstrators. Only an immediate turnaround, serious dialogue and a willingness to reform can prevent even greater bloodshed.