Press releases

Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes Resolution on Syria by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Also: Text of the Resolution

Aug 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

Reaffirming that all States Members of the United Nations should refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations, 1. Strongly condemns the continued grave and systematic human rights violations by the Syrian authorities, such as arbitrary executions, excessive use of force and the killing and persecution of protesters and human rights defenders, arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, torture and ill-treatment of detainees, also of children;

Foreign Minister Westerwelle: “A historic moment for Libya and the world”

Aug 23, 2011 | GermanyUN

“What’s happening right now in Libya – the triumph of freedom over a despot – will not remain without consequences for the region itself as well as for the wider world” “In this situation it’s vita...

Q&As on Germany’s phasing out of nuclear energy

Aug 22, 2011 | GermanyUN

Question: What are the main reasons why the German Government decided to completely phase out nuclear energy by 2022?

Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns terrorist attack on British Council in Kabul

Aug 19, 2011 | GermanyUN

Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today (19 August) on the terrorist attack on the British cultural institute in Kabul: “I am appalled at the brutal attack on ...

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, Markus Löning praises the efforts of humanitarian aid workers

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

The dramatic situation of the people in the Horn of Africa underscores the importance of international humanitarian aid. There are many German organizations and countless aid workers providing humanitarian assistance all over the world, often under very difficult conditions. We owe them our special thanks today.