Press releases

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...

Establishment of a German liaison office in Benghazi

May 12, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle has decided to establish a German liaison office in Benghazi. At the beginning of the week, an experienced diplomat was chosen to head the office. In the next days, a German mission will arrive in Benghazi to clear up all the practical questions involved in the opening of a liaison office.

Today the German Permanent Representative, Mr Peter Wittig, and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, jointly launch the campaign “Protect my school!”

May 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

Children and armed conflict: why schools need better protection Germany & United Nations launch global call for pictures   Today the German Permanent Representative, Mr Peter Wittig, and the UN Spe...

Sixth Arab-European Human Rights Dialogue at Federal Foreign Office

May 10, 2011 | GermanyUN

From 11 to 13 May the Sixth Arab-European Human Rights Dialogue of the National Human Rights Institutions will be taking place at the Federal Foreign Office. The conference will focus on the topic of preventing torture.

Minister of State Hoyer welcomes EU’s agreement in principle on sanctions against Syria

May 6, 2011 | GermanyUN

The regime is at a crossroads: we call on President Assad to change his course. However, if the violence and arbitrary arrests continue, the EU will take further measures.