Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner on fifty years since the founding of Amnesty International

May 27, 2011 | GermanyUN

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, yesterday (26 May) issued the following statement to mark the fiftieth anniversary o...

Federal Minister Westerwelle on need to prevent violence escalating in the Sudan

May 24, 2011 | GermanyUn

Speaking on the margins of the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting yesterday (23 May) in Brussels, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle commented as follows on the situation in the Sudanese city ...

Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy criticizes rulings against former presidential candidates and opposition activists in Belarus

May 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

A court in Minsk today gave suspended multiple-year prison sentences to former presidential candidates Neklyayev and Rymashevsky, as well as four opposition acitivists. Markus Löning, Federal Governme...

The Security Implications of Climate Change - An International Dialogue held May 20, 2011 in the German House, New York

May 20, 2011 | GermanyUN

Territorial loss due to rising sea levels and increasing food scarcity are among the grave threats of climate change.  A discussion held by the Permanent Missions of Germany and Portugal to the United...

Germany’s approach to UN Security Council reform

May 13, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Council's present composition is no longer representative of a world which since 1945 has seen 141 new countries join the United Nations. It has to be adapted to the realities of the 21st century...