Press releases

Human Rights Commissioner congratulates Leila Zerrougui on being appointed UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

Jul 17, 2012 | GermanyUN

Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner Markus Löning has issued the following statement congratulating Leila Zerrougui on being appointed the UN Secretary General’s new Special Representative fo...

Landmark decision in the fight against impunity: German Government welcomes ICC sentence handed down to Lubanga

Jul 11, 2012 | GermanyUN

Yesterday (10 July) in The Hague, the International Criminal Court announced its decision to sentence the former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga to 14 years’ imprisonment. Lubanga was found gu...

Arria Formula meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

Jul 9, 2012 | GermanyUN

On Monday, 9 July 2012, German Ambassador Peter Wittig and French Ambassador Gérard Araud jointly hosted an "Arria Formula" meeting of Security Council members on "Children and Armed Conflict". The p...

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the International Afghanistan Conference in Tokyo, 08.07. 2012

Jul 9, 2012 | GermanyUN

Address by Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at the International Afghanistan Conference in Tokyo, 08.07. 2012 -- Translation of advance text! -- Mr. President, Prime Minister, Excellencies, dist...

The Federal Foreign Office is putting 4 million euros towards securing and destroying nuclear, biological and chemical weapons

Jul 7, 2012 | GermanyUN

In Iraq the Federal Foreign Office is contributing 2 million euros to the destruction of old chemical weapons that are a legacy of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons programme. The funds support both a...